A Harris Hawk
This magnificient bird was one of the first bird photographs I ever took - I had to do some digging into the memory banks to recall where it was in truth.
It was way back in June 2014 - we were having a day out with the kids at Ash End Farm near Tamworth, they had been having great fun up close with the animals, on a tractor ride and a play area - so when we got to the back of the Farm we got to the bird of prey area, with at least 8 different hawks, owls and falcons around - from medium sized to an Eagle owl which was absolutely massive.
It was actually a very quiet day, and there was only us in the area so we spent a bit of time looking at all these magnificent animals. The keeper even allowed the owl to come out and fly between his posts which we all enjoyed very much. The background didn't really inspire me to capture the bird in flight so I focused on capturing them up close, and really thought that this Harris hawk, with his stunning yellow beak, made the most striking capture of all the birds there.
Thanks for reading as always - this image isnt in my print gallery, but please do get in touch if you would like this for your wall, the rest of my gallery is available here