Sandwich Tern (Sterna sandvicensis)
We have a wonderful TV series created by the BBC showing in the UK at the moment.
"Take to the skies with Earthflight as it soars with the true masters of the air on a breathtaking journey across six vast continents. On the wings of birds it experiences the world’s greatest sights and natural spectacles as never before."
Their words not mine... but is has been a wonderful series to see and still one to go.
The clip below shows Perigrine Falcons hunting starlings in Rome.
To create its birds-eye view of the world Earthflight uses a host of extraordinary filming techniques including filming “imprinted” flocks from microlites wild flocks filmed from model gliders and silent drones full-sized helicopter with stabilised mounts and cameras on the backs of trained birds.
Episode One was North America.
This episode takes flight across North America as snow geese fall prey to bald eagles.