April132014

Hawk grabbing a water balloon in slow motion! I made this into a gif set for you lazy folks who can’t bother with a video.

more bird stuff on becausebirds.com

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solohawk:

My Harris surprised me by taking a bath today - he’s a prolific paddler but rarely takes the plunge. He then sat out in the almost-there-kind-of-weak sun, drying off and being all sweet and tweety. Did I mention we have down coming off him and  that ONE body feather dropped yesterday? That’s right, it has begun. 

April122014

Forest Majesty - Golden Eagle | John Gooday

Forest Majesty - Golden Eagle | John Gooday

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April112014

Bateleur eagles, Terathopius ecaudatus, are generally the most recognised serpent eagle. Compared to other raptors, the eagles fly a massive range in search for food; individuals have been noted to fly up to 300 miles (500km) in a short period of time. It can take individuals up to eight years to fully moult their speckled brown feathers for their recognisable black and grey adult plumage. The species also has a very short tail compared to other birds, meaning they can walk in all directions without damaging their tail feathers. This is especially useful when hunting for small rodents or snakes which can easily scan the skies for predators. Bateleurs’ are opportunistic feeders; they will eat carrion they come across whether it be mammal, bird, reptile or fish, and will resort to hunting effectively if there is no food available. The species often spends a large deal of its time sunbathing, as the dark coloured plumage can rapidly gather heat. This can also aid the bird in hunting snakes with heat pits; the snake will generally strike for the hottest part of the animal, so an approaching Bateleur with outstretched wings is unlikely to be struck by the snake; it will often attempt to bite the heated wings instead of the body which is an effective defence for the bird against venomous prey.

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April102014

Chimango Caracara. Photo by Ricardo Gentil

Chimango Caracara. Photo by Ricardo Gentil

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Small Delay In Posts

Hi guys! Sorry for another little blip in the lack of posts.

I have been busy with my artwork lately!
Drawing and painting has been my secondary source of income for a while. My job #2, if you will.

You can check out my personal art portfolio and website right here!

Here’s what I’ve been working on recently!

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Between art-ing and being at the centre with the birds, I’ve not really had much time for Tumblr. Apologies for this! I will add some stuff to the queue as soon as I can. Thanks for everyone’s patience! You’re all awesome.

April42014

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April12014
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Mogwai, Motted Owl (Photo by loonielyn)

Mogwai, Motted Owl (Photo by loonielyn)

March312014
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Trevor, Barn Owl (Photo by Simon Jenkins)

Trevor, Barn Owl (Photo by Simon Jenkins)

March302014
Sam, Bateleur Eagle (Photo by Peter Coles)

Sam, Bateleur Eagle (Photo by Peter Coles)

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