Taken at Gigrin Farm, Wales on a freezing cold and very wet day. i was the only photographer there on that day, not surprisingly.

Gigrin Farm has been appointed back in the 70’s by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) to continue feeding the declining red-tailed Hawks. At the time thre were only about 4 living in Wales, due to the mass destruction of the birds, back in the 30’s by the UK government order, and then later by continue shooting and poising by farmers, game keepers and blood sports hunters.

The farm, which is a working far, used to feed the birds with offal or dead sheep and since then they come daily to the farm for their feed up. Thanks to Gigrin Farm we now have a healthy population of Red tailed Hawks back in Britain and it is estimated that about 400 of these amazingly beautiful birds come to the farm.

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  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you Marvin, I appreciate your comments very much, given that you are such a fine photographer

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  • imagetj
    imagetjover 2 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thank you very much

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  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful capture, CeeJay!

  • Thank you Betsy

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  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 2 years ago

    Excellent capture great info!!

  • Frnaco, thank you very much for your comment

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  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 2 years ago

    Brill shot CeeJay! I’d heard of Gigrin! Lovely to see these hawks in the wild doing their thing! ;o)

  • Thank you for the “Brill” and I agree nothing more joyful then to see animals acting naturally in the wild

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  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture and colour Cee Jay

  • Thank you Barry, you are so sweet and kind

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  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 2 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you so much for your comment.

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  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyover 2 years ago

    Excellent capture.

  • Thank you so much for your comment

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  • Franco De Luca Calce
    Franco De Luca...over 2 years ago

    8th December 2011

  • Wow, Time for the Victory dance….Thank you Franco I love this,

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  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 2 years ago

    Stunning in flight capture

  • Thank you, Peter for the wonderful comment

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