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Conrad awesome photos of the Owls, DIC (drunk in charge) of a Mobility Scooter, bare feet too! your fine for way too many outstanding photos, & lighting the fuse on the baiting topic which has grown legs, big time.

Spent some time at a wild life bird sanctuary near Rotorua this past weekend called Wingspan which cares for New Zealand's native falcon which are dangerously low in numbers and are flown each day by the 6 falconers' to develop their natural skills & fitness in the hope that some can be returned to the wild or distributed to vineyards to protect the ripening harvests from other birds.

As you can appreciate the airspace surrounding this property is generally clear of winged prey and even field mice, rabbits etc during the displays when the birds are
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Feb 12, 2013 at 05:42 AM
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Continuation
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Feb 12, 2013 at 05:44 AM
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That's a very striking falcon; worth saving! Don


Feb 12, 2013 at 05:48 AM
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Thanks Don, there were actually two the male, smaller in stature, then later the female which although a similar age is perhaps 1/3rd larger
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Feb 12, 2013 at 08:06 AM
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Good looking set. Good looking falcon.


Feb 12, 2013 at 01:03 PM
 

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Very nice


Feb 12, 2013 at 05:06 PM
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Fine shots went, well done
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Feb 12, 2013 at 06:54 PM
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Thanks guys for the supportive comments, here's the video link describing the work of Wingspan conservation program which allows the rearing of young from eggs to be released back into the wild .http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/open-door-wingspan-2012
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Feb 12, 2013 at 10:11 PM
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A nice set went ~ Ron


Feb 13, 2013 at 01:21 AM
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Great work Went. It is a treat to get this close and interact with them

Morris



Feb 13, 2013 at 02:20 AM





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