a diary of my walks in the countryside
Stunning portrait, Andrew!
What a beautiful bird, great closeup! Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!
What a magnificent looking bird.
What a fierce bird! Deadly eyes, powerful flight, talons like stilletos adds up to goodbye mr mouse!
Wow - fabulous!
So handsome ... I see another published picture in your future! It's funny to me that this raptors Scientific name is GENTleis. I'm sure it means something else and I should look it up!
Sallie - "Accipiter" is Latin for hawk & "gentilis" comes from the Old French "gentil" meaning noble (which is where the English words Gentleman & Gentry are derived and ultimately from the Latin "gentilis"), so the scientific name means "Nobleman's Hawk". It comes from the time when only noblemen would fly these birds. :)
Wonderful portrait! You have captured the details beautifully!
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