1 year ago
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Let me introduce you to a friend I made recently. This is a Gyr Falcon and I was alerted to his presence by 2 magpies. I was in the kitchen at my halls of residence when I heard squawking. Being a twitcher (there's no denying it anymore) I looked out the window to see this magnificent creature being pestered by 2 less than magnificent magpies. It looks like the falcon belongs to someone due to the tags round his feet. He was trying very hard to get them off but they weren't budging. He seemed a bit bothered by the sound of my camera as he kept looking up to see where it was coming from. I'm pretty certain he knew exactly where I was. Anyway, he flew off after a while with the tags still attached.
An A2 poster inspired by the quote "From a tiny spark, bursts a mighty flame". The photograph is my own and was taken from underneath Brighton pier at sunset. I had to leave pretty quickly though cause there were a few odd characters around. These are the hazards of hanging around under piers.