Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Peregrine paradise!

There's a hidden little gem of a waterfall here in SA that not too many know of... the waterfall may not be big but it's cut a deep gorge through a hillside with a couple of sheer cliffs either side! Perfect Peregrine real estate!! Before this weekend just gone I hadn't been to this spot for around 12yrs! When I used to go there the resident Peregrines would always give me a hurry up as I stood on a fair slope just above the sheer cliff on the opposite to where the birds nest! Always a little intimidating and nerve-wracking!
Happy to say the resident pair of Peregrines are still there and still as intimidating as ever!!
I find.. as a lot would I think.. BIF shots hard to get right! I took a fair few this session! Some of the more average shots had more action with the birds stooping at me.. but when they did that, I struggled to get good focus! Man their FAST!! These shots are of the more subdued "fly-by's" which allowed a better result!!
These birds are wonderful to watch... awesome creatures! They ooze... "I'm top of the food chain and I know it" qualities.... and I could watch them all day! 

Just cruising by berating me as she went!
You can see the power in these birds when viewed like this!

Stunning birds!


  1. THey do have attitude don't they?! Brilliant! Thank for sharing

  2. Super flight pictures! Not easy to keep in the viewfinder and looking into the lens. Cool.

  3. These photos are fantastic! Having only seen this amazing bird for the first time, earlier this year, I can really appreciate how powerful and beautiful they are. Thanks for sharing them and the story. Great to hear that they were still in the same area, surviving well obviously!