Don’t often get to bragging, but in this case.
Way down in the bowels of Flickr, back about March 2011, is a photo of a Brown Falcon on a Fence. It’s a shot that has always been in my “Signature Series“. It was made on my very first ever trip down to the Western Treatment Plant, and I found it just as I was leaving, with the late afternoon sunshine gracing the bird. It stood its ground on me and I just waited. So did the bird. Eventually a small breeze blew past, and the bird took to wing. It threw straight into the sunshine, and I only got the one shot.
Its been up on Flickr for quite a long time, and I received an email from one of the editors of Wildlife Magazine, a few months back looking for images for an article on Brown Falcons. So they published it in the latest Edition of the magazine, Winter 2014, vol 51, No. 2 supporting an article by Dr Penny Olsen. The article is titled Snake Charmer The Brown Falcon. My mate Paul Randall of wingsonwire, (see the sidebar for the address) also had a featured shot of a Brownie with a snake for a meal.
And in the same magazine, a lovely shot of a Dingo by Andrew Alderson also a Flickr mate. Here’s his Flickr address.
You can find info on Dr Olsen here.
Find details of Wildlife Australia magazine here. Website
And here’s the shot.