Friday, 20 July 2012

YOUNG PEREGRINE FALCONS.








The church in Preston with the largest steeple has been the nesting place for a pair of Peregrine Falcons for a number of years.This year they have successfully fledged two female falcons and I and a few other photographers have had the pleasure of watching the spectacle of these young falcons learning to fly and hunt.I made a few early morning visits to capture some of the action in the early morning light.The image of the  young falcon with the pigeon was the first time I saw it returning with a kill and even though the image is heavily cropped I was more than pleased to capture the moment.I've posted a few images below for your enjoyment.

5 comments:

Gary Jones said...

Brilliant shots Martin!

Brian Rafferty said...

Martin. These are brilliant!!! Wonderful early morning light showing great detail on the birds. A great reward for all the time and effort you have devoted to Preston's peregrine falcons. Well done.

geoff gradwell said...

Martin, I think we are all agreed on just how wonderful these are, my early morning venture was unsuccessful but these images do remind me of how wonderful the birds are and for you to freeze that magic in these photos is fantastic. Well done, I think you've got there! These will be difficult to surpass! Good luck!
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Christian said...

Hi Martin

It's great to know that the Falcons are here again this year; I've been wondering if they are. Cracking photographs and I love the one with the pigeon.

Paul Foster said...

Splendid stuff Martin,really enjoyed looking at these shots of the youngsters.Keep up the good work!!!!

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