Saturday, 31 July 2010


At Tilmanstone Village Fête last weekend (where David was performing magic) we watched a display of birds of prey and managed to capture a few not-too-bad photographs. Here are a few of the owls, hawks and kestrels that were on show...

Owl (1)

Kestrel (8)

Hawk (3)

Hawk (5)



Kestrel (7)

...and you can see the whole flock (together with some other avian portraits) in my flickr album, Birds of a Feather

Images: Brian Sibley and David Weeks, © 2010


SharonM said...

Terrific photos - and stunning birds.

Haven't checked Buttons' blog yet to see if you put him anywhere near of the birds.

Brian Sibley said...

Buttons decided to stay in the car!

Sheila said...

"not-too-bad" photographs?!! They are excellent. Although birds don't have facial expressions, it's fascinating how much one can see in their eyes.

Brian Sibley said...

Thanks. Not quite National Geographic standard, but not bad bearing in mind the limits of our equipment - and talent!

Geno said...

Being a bird watcher I love these shots, but birds of prey, my favorite!

Eudora said...

This are the relatives of the dinosaurs... Wonderful photos Brian.

Brian Sibley said...

Thanks, Geno and Eudora.
The dinosaur connection is a powerful concept reinforced when seeing the hawk ripping into a (dead) day-old chick as seen in the black and white photo.

andy in greece said...

Mr Sibley, Surely this blog should have been entitled 'Let Osprey'. You are, as usual being far too modest - there are some excellent pictures here.

Brian Sibley said...

Great pun! Wish I'd thought of that! ("You will, Oscar, you will!")

Thanks for the compliment - half of which belongs to Mr W! :)