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‘Xena’ – Peregrine Falcon

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 3 January 2020 in Animal & Insect.

All of the raptor ambassadors have come to Blackland Prairie Raptor Center with circumstances that make them non-releasable. Due to their injuries or conditions, they would not be able to survive on their own in the wild. They have become the ambassadors for all wild birds of prey by educating the public about the issues concerning their future.

‘Xena’ – Peregrine Falcon
Xena was hatched in 2001 and raised in captivity. She was used in a breeding program for many years. Afterwards an attempt was made to work her as a falconry bird, but she didn’t do very well and was transfered to BPRC in 2012.

NIKON D5500 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous bird.

3 Jan 2020 5:56am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Magnificent capture Barbara, perfect focus . Bravo!

3 Jan 2020 6:00am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Une superbe capture : bravo !

3 Jan 2020 7:15am

JPA from Paris, France

bel oiseau!! amts

3 Jan 2020 8:33am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A beauty!

3 Jan 2020 9:19am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great look at this hunter.

3 Jan 2020 9:20am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


3 Jan 2020 9:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

sounds a great place. lovely bird

3 Jan 2020 10:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful portrait !

3 Jan 2020 11:18am

Rose from United States

It is so, so handsome...

3 Jan 2020 11:27am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Great picture from this beautiful bird.

3 Jan 2020 12:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

ANother spectacular image

3 Jan 2020 1:44pm

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Superb shot!

3 Jan 2020 3:09pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Always a nasty sight a bird of prey on a string, but your story says a lot ..

3 Jan 2020 4:44pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A very good capture of this great looking bird.

3 Jan 2020 5:08pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien les plumes

3 Jan 2020 5:08pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very good look

3 Jan 2020 6:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cette main gantée port l'aile superbe vue
Belle soirée

3 Jan 2020 6:26pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Nice photo Barbara. I see one of these most every time when I go to the beach but I've had zero luck getting a photo. I'm enjoying this pic.

3 Jan 2020 11:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

She is a gorgeous bird. This is a wonderful portrait. I am so glad that there are places like this that can care for these magnificent birds.

4 Jan 2020 12:37am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

she looks ferocious

4 Jan 2020 2:35am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice series!

4 Jan 2020 10:55am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot of this beautiful bird.

5 Jan 2020 2:49am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i wonder, do they seem happy?

7 Jan 2020 1:02am

1/400 second
ISO 200
150 mm (35mm equiv.)