Little Dirty Birdie Feet

© Steven W. Lepak

Little Dirty Birdie Feet

Ann Coates level-classic June 06, 2011

Absolutely gorgeous image here. I wouldn't like to mess with those claws. #1383239

Carol Teal June 07, 2011

"What big claws you have" is what I'm thinking! I just love how you thought of this artificial nest and how well it worked! Such a wonderful story! #9447692

Jane Hirst July 03, 2011

Now those are some great toes...I wonder who cuts his nails? YOU #9504061

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 20, 2011

AWESOME macro and capture Steven!!! #9617100

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Description


This immature Red Tailed Hawk fell from a nest in our back yard prematurely. My sons and I made an artifical nest out of a sawed-off milk crate, lashed it to a branch in a flowering crab tree near the nest tree (the nest he fell from is in an oak about 50 feet off the ground), and lined the crate with cedar boughs. After two days, the adults began bringing food to BOTH nests (one babe in each). A successful intervention.

He lets me get pretty close -
this one with me standing on a ladder using my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens at 200mm - a slight crop from full frame.
Him on a branch above his milk crate.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on June 06, 2011


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