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Ross
01-01-2011, 11:10 PM
These photos were take by my friend Joe Spoo on Christmas. The temps were single digit and the wind was 15-18mph. We went to a spot on some public land about 2 miles from my office. First we flew "Rikka".
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/3bfirstbird1.jpg

http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/7bfirstbird3.jpg
There were a large number of pheasants in a willow bat about 300 yards from some standing corn. Unfortunately with the big flock they started to flush while we were still quite a ways from the cover and she wasn't very high yet. She chased several into the corn. Then wanted to wait on there. We still had birds in the willows so waited her out she came back and stooped a couple into the willows.
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/6almost2.jpg

http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/5almost.jpg
after at least 8 chases, they were mostly flushing wild when she was out of position, she had one attempt to bail into light cover. She hit it as it put in then caught it on the ground. Notice the frosty eyelashes.
http://i546.photobucket.com/albums/hh439/rossdirksdvm/3afrostyeyes.jpg

Dakota
01-02-2011, 07:58 AM
Really beautiful bird nice and dark!

Saluqi
01-02-2011, 09:39 AM
Beautiful shots Ross, that bird is so dark it looks like a gyr/peregrine.

Ross
01-02-2011, 11:42 PM
Thanks guys, I do think she's a beauty.

JRedig
01-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Gorgeous bird, hope to see her in Feb!

Heero
01-07-2011, 12:16 PM
This is the best looking peregrine Ive ever seen. Beauty of a bird, for certain.

Mike