19 February 2017

On this day (February19th)...................


February 10th 2014.

The Sawara Gyrfalcon 3 years ago today. It was posing nicely on some driftwood.

Although it looks like a nice day it was absolutely freezing and there was a bitterly cold north wind blowing in off the sea. The windchill was brutal. I was only out of the car about 20 or 30 minutes but I'd stupidly forgotten my gloves. My hands were exposed all the time as I was holding the camera up.

When I got back to the car and my hands warmed up again I was surprised to be in intense pain for the next 2 or 3 minutes as the blood returned to my fingertips..............the initial stages of frostbite I guess.

4 comments:

  1. I struggled with that initially and then realised the branch was a hefty piece of a tree. Gyrs are meant to be white!

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    1. This young one was brown. It may have grown up to be white but it never came back to our neck of the woods..........

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  2. a fabulous bird. Have a wonderful weekend.

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