Photo by unknown
A non-birder friend emailed the above photo to me and I am reproducing it here because of the compelling action and the wonderful composition of this lucky photo. You just can't pose this kind of shot, of course. You can only be thankful that you were in the right place at the right time. I'm not quite sure what kind of bird this is, but it is a trained raptor because of the jesses (leather straps) attached to its legs.
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