Fraptorday: Weekly Raptor

Shelby comes to the glove. Notice that his feet have not quite made contact. Also, you can see from the photo that he has very long legs. It is hard to appreciate just how long a reach a Harris’s hawk has from looking at it perched somewhere. Another thing you can see is that Shelby is in the midst of molting, especially in looking at the feathers of his left wing, where there are some gaps where the old feathers have dropped out, but the new feathers have not yet grown in.

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Nikon D2Xs, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens.

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Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.