Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Near miss!

Tasha and her merlin "Piper" from the last post ran in to a couple sparrows on their way out of a field yesterday and Piper got his first chase on a wild bird! He didn't catch the sparrow but Tasha got this awesome shot of the near miss! Not long now!

2 comments:

Roe said...

I fly my RT's with the same ammount of equipment on them but damn it looks like a ton of stuff in this photo. with a bird that small maybe he should consider a trac pack for the telemetry might keep his feet faster to catch those naughty sparrow.

Isaac Nichols アイザック ニコルス said...

Hi Roe,

Yeah, there's been lots of talk about her telemetry setup. What she's got on now is only temporary while she waits for a trac pack to arrive. Hopefully that will get on the bird soon and the next pictures will be of the merlin sucking up a sparrow with unhindered feet.

Thanks for stopping by!