Featured in The Group on August 7th, 2011.
Featured in It’s In the Detail… on May 7th, 2011.
Featured in The Birds on May 2nd, 2011.
Featured in Playful Photogenic Animals on April 27th, 2011.
These birds are primarily dark coloured. By the time they are 4 or 5 years old, they will develop a distinctive white head and tail feathers. The adults also have a large yellow beak.
Juveniles often have white mottling, especially under their wings.
When seen soaring, these birds hold their wings horizontally flat and at a ninety degree angle to their bodies.
Taken at the Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale, Alberta, Canada.
Canon EOS 50D
Focal length:300 mm
Exposure:1/400 at f/7.1