So my brother called me and surprised me with the suggestion we go the Bristol Renaissance Faire on the last day of the year. Not having any Labor Day plans of note I figured I’d brave the crowds and go for it. Armed with my trusty camera and a few weeks worth of internet research on taking photos of birds I figured I’d give the falconry show another try. This time I walked away pretty damn happy with the results.
First I managed to get a shot of Jackson, a 4 month old captive-bred Harris Hawk as he took off from the pole I was standing under.
I also finally caught the moment of the lure strike, something that has eluded me every since I started taking photos. This is Chula, she is a 10 year old Saker Falcon.
Best of all, I was finally able to track, pan and focus on Chula in flight. Here she is turning to come back for another stoop on the lure.