Lanner-Falcon

Lanner Falcon

The first bird for the Birds of Prey photography day on Sunday was a Lanner Falcon. A native of Africa and southeast Europe they are often used in falconry.

Lanner-Falcon
Lanner-Falcon

It was a bit breezy and the falcon faced into the wind with his wings up after jumping onto the perch, showing off his well-feathered legs.

Lanner-Falcon
Lanner-Falcon

In the full side view after he settled you can see the beautiful grey coloration of his body feathers.

Lanner-Falcon
Lanner-Falcon – full side view

The head markings are quite distinctive.

Lanner-Falcon
Lanner-Falcon

Close up profile shot.

Lanner-Falcon
Lanner-Falcon

Lanner Falcon, Falco biarmicus

The Center for Birds of Prey offers photographers an opportunity to take close-up photographs of owls and other birds of prey a few times a year.

The Center for Birds of Prey, Photography Day, April 22, 2018,  Awanda, SC.

 

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