Sunday, 23 October 2016

Research into flight patterns of the peregrine

For the past couple of days, I spent some considerable time watching a falconer working together with his birds of prey during an agricultural and countryside show in Yorkshire.

The opportunity to film and photograph peregrines (or some crossbreeds with Peregrines and Gyrfalcons to be more specific), put a completely different spin on my interpretation of flight patterns that these birds exhibit. I was delighted to be able to see them at close quarters and even more importantly, talk with highly educated and enthusiastic practitioner and observer of the whole life-cycle of these magnificent creatures.

The photos and videos will be used to assist my understanding of the very essence of being a peregrine, in relation to the speed of flight and the ability to turn, dance and play whilst suspended in the clear medium of air.

Thanks again to Ben Potter of for an amazing day and for allowing me to use these photos and film for research!

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