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Mad Aussie
12-29-2011, 06:17 PM
This little girl was shot out by the Brisbane Airport and still has some pellets embedded in her.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6596871045_7eb38d0338_o.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6596868449_0034bb22a5_o.jpg

Attacking a rubber snake
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6596871671_2b9e38df32_o.jpg

Hillbillygirl
12-29-2011, 06:44 PM
Amazing detail in that first one MA. Hard to believe there are people in this world that would want to harm such a beautiful creature.

Mad Aussie
12-29-2011, 08:05 PM
Amazing detail in that first one MA. Hard to believe there are people in this world that would want to harm such a beautiful creature.
It's not something I understand very well at all either. Thank you :)

Iguanasan
01-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Excellent photographs of this nice looking bird... I don't understand people who like to harm things, either.... That last one with the snake is very cool.

Mad Aussie
01-04-2012, 04:32 PM
Excellent photographs of this nice looking bird... I don't understand people who like to harm things, either.... That last one with the snake is very cool.Hey thanks man :)

susan
01-04-2012, 04:43 PM
top one for me too. I like seeing the detail that the close-up offers. Nice job, MA

Mad Aussie
01-04-2012, 04:47 PM
top one for me too. I like seeing the detail that the close-up offers. Nice job, MAThanks Susan, me too :)

aubintbay
01-04-2012, 08:17 PM
Nice set MA. Like that snake shot!

Mad Aussie
01-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Nice set MA. Like that snake shot!Thanks AB ... the Falcon seemed to like it :)

Bambi
01-04-2012, 08:51 PM
nice series. shame about her being shot.

Mad Aussie
01-04-2012, 09:35 PM
Thanks Bambi :)

Yisehaq
01-05-2012, 01:01 AM
Very nice MA!

Mad Aussie
01-05-2012, 01:30 AM
Thanks Yisehaq :)

JAS_Photo
01-05-2012, 02:23 AM
Such a pretty girl. A pretty dam good hunter too! Great shots M.A. Shame she got shot. Birds like this do way more good than any harm. They keep the rodent population any other vermin under control.

Mad Aussie
01-05-2012, 05:17 AM
Thanks JAS. She may not live free anymore but she has a great owner ... top guy who is passionate about his birds.

Andrew
01-05-2012, 10:42 AM
As a safety measure some airports here use trained birds of prey to help keep the bird population down. I would like to think that this bird being shot was an error by someone not paying attention.

Mad Aussie
01-05-2012, 04:53 PM
As a safety measure some airports here use trained birds of prey to help keep the bird population down. I would like to think that this bird being shot was an error by someone not paying attention.
Nope, we don't shoot birds around our airports as far as I know. This is believed to be deliberate.

Mad Aussie
01-05-2012, 04:58 PM
I stand corrected (by myself no less) ... just went and searched that Andrew and we do indeed emply many bird control measures around our airports, including shooting on rare occasions.