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Flying Devils -Striated Caracaras AKA Johnny Rooks

Filed under: Conservation,Video — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

This fearless scavenging behavior has cost them, as they have been persecuted in the Falklands because they have been thought to take newborn lambs. The species is better protected but is still listed as Near Threatened due to its low numbers.

 


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December 7, 2008

Guide to Photographing Raptors

Filed under: Birds,Photography Tips — Tags: , , , , , , , — Harold Stiver @ 12:38 pm

Guide to Photographing Raptors

I have posted an update to this photographic guide which includes revisions, as well as new material. While it has been based on photographing raptors in the winter, it should be useful in all seasons.

Guide to Photographing Raptors

Harold Stiver - View my 'Raptors' set on Flickriver

 

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July 30, 2008

Merlin becoming more common in Ontario

Filed under: Birds,Canada,Video — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 5:32 pm

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Merlin

Merlin

The latest breeding bird survey for Ontario (2001-2005) shows that the Merlin has been moving south as a breeding species. As the BBS Atlas notes, in part this is due to increased breeding in urban areas, something it has done in the prairies for many years.

The image and video are of an adult bird from Cambridge where a pair successfully raised four young.


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