You knew at once, didn’t you, that this was a female Amur falcon? Of course you did.

Well, I didn’t, and though I paged up and down and sideways through Roberts and the SASOL guide I couldn’t figure it out. Until, of course, I posted the image on the SA Birdlife Facebook Group page, with a cry for help, and with minutes had my answer, from some far more knowledgeable soul who took pity on my ignorance.

It is, as above, a falcon, female, which I spotted on the fence just past the Visitor’s Centre, as we entered the Marievale wetland.

A good start, auspicious, to a perfect day.

And I rather liked the composition, too.

Nikon D500, Nikon 70-300mm. Processed in Lightroom and Colour Efex Pro.

Female Amur Falcon.jpg

Posted by Glen Fisher

Writer, photographer. Education and skills consultant.

6 Comments

  1. Remarkable. It could be the central image of a dream..

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    1. Or some poor rodent’s nightmare!

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  2. Of course, I did! (Well, maybe not really. 😉 )

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  3. Colts are stunning!

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