A Salthaven hawk in flight

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© Richelle Forsey
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UploadedDecember 26, 2009
TakenDecember 21, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/250 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length70 mm
ISO800
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This is Frodo, he's a young hawk rehabilitating at Sathaven - a volunteer wildlife rehabilitation facility in Mt Brydges Ontario Canada.

He was stolen from his nest when he was just a baby (you can tell by the stress fractures in his feathers), presumably by a falconer (someone who hunts with birds). If you can believe it, he was hit by a car! He's partially blind and still suffers from exhaustion when he's out flying for too long.

This is a shot of him dropping straight down to his trainers 'perch' for a snack.

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2009):

    Excellent shot!!!

  • Norm Levin

    Norm Levin gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    Such a magnificant bird. Glad it was saved, and you photographed it.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (18 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful capture of a beautiful bird! I hope Frodo makes it back into the wild! :-)

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