In August we went, with some friends from my Camera Club, to the Steve Wright Falconry near Market Bosworth on an Open Day and I took several shots of the birds but this one, and tomorrows, are the two I liked the best. Here Steve is giving a lengthy flying demonstration with a Harris Hawk. Found from the southwestern United States down to Chile and Central Argentina, Harris Hawks are medium to large birds of prey with dark brown and chestnut plumage and a white-tipped tail. They occupy sparsely covered habitats including semi-desert, woodlands, marshlands and mangroves. Some individuals are sighted in Britain; however these are likely to be escapees from falconry, a purpose for which they are one of the most popular hawks.
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