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Norbert the Kestrel watches the world pass by his window
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Posted By: frogoutofwater, 03-26-2016, 07:09 PM

I took a break from my caregiving duties at the Wild Bird Fund this morning to photograph Norbert the Kestrel, who has been recovering at the WBF for about 6 weeks. He is very calm, and at one point I was able to stand less than 3 feet away from him (when I was using the Sigma 16-50). When we don't need to examine a patient, he hangs out in the windowed exam room, often perched on the exam lamp (as he is here).

The opportunity to photograph birds in circumstances like this makes it totally worth it to get up at 6 am on a weekend

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He is certainly a handsome fellow.
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An awesome opportunity, resulting in a great shot.
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Awesome shot. Looks like he is in in wing molt or soon will be so he can use some down time.

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Awesome shot. Looks like he is in in wing molt or soon will be so he can use some down time.
He came into the WBF unable to fly, dehydrated and with brittle flight feather shafts. So he has been recovering from that condition and I wonder if that is reflected in his wing condition.
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Hi frog. Excellent photograph, and valuable work you do at the WBF. Thanks for both.
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What a beaut
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Norbert is a beauty. Thanks for the volunteer work.

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QuoteOriginally posted by frogoutofwater Quote
I took a break from my caregiving duties at the Wild Bird Fund this morning to photograph Norbert the Kestrel, who has been recovering at the WBF for about 6 weeks. He is very calm, and at one point I was able to stand less than 3 feet away from him (when I was using the Sigma 16-50). When we don't need to examine a patient, he hangs out in the windowed exam room, often perched on the exam lamp (as he is here).

The opportunity to photograph birds in circumstances like this makes it totally worth it to get up at 6 am on a weekend
lovely colours! really like this one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by frogoutofwater Quote
I took a break from my caregiving duties at the Wild Bird Fund this morning to photograph Norbert the Kestrel, who has been recovering at the WBF for about 6 weeks. He is very calm, and at one point I was able to stand less than 3 feet away from him (when I was using the Sigma 16-50). When we don't need to examine a patient, he hangs out in the windowed exam room, often perched on the exam lamp (as he is here).

The opportunity to photograph birds in circumstances like this makes it totally worth it to get up at 6 am on a weekend
What a cute expression!
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