I love these large, ground-dwelling birds that are endangered in the state I live in because of land clearing. I love their big, sad eyes, the amazing, subtle colors in their feathers that blend into their surroundings and I love their willingness to let me get close even though they’re scared.
Canon 450D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Jonicool
    Jonicoolover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture! Those eyes are so adorable!

  • Many thanks, they’re very beautiful birds but sad looking!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Bellavista2
    Bellavista2over 3 years ago

    “Congratulations Bryonbackyard!” Your adorable and perfectly captured Ground Dwelling Bird, has been Featured in the “Nature in It’s Entirety Group”

  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 3 years ago


  • Many thanks Jozi!

    – byronbackyard

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture………..Many congratulations on your feature :-)

  • Many thanks Dorothy!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    March 6, 2011

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Many thanks Andrea!

    – byronbackyard

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...over 3 years ago

    congratulations on your well deserved features, such a dear little bird

  • Many thanks Louise, they are beautiful birds … not so little though!

    – byronbackyard

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

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