Guess Who Went Off the Beaten Track Again

I decided to go seal spotting today as my birthday yesterday was a bit of a strange one. So I set off to Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast to see the new born grey seals.

Even though I have a degree in Geography I am starting to get lost with amazing regularity, and of course it happened again. This time I swallowed my pride and switched Tom Tom on for some satnav guidance.

I followed her instructions down winding back roads and country lanes and pulled over in amazement at seeing a gentlemen in his garden chatting over the fence to a neighbour with a hawk on his arm!!!

He was very chatty and happy to let me ask questions and eventually take a few photographs

This is Fran, she was born earlier this year and is a Gyrfalcon. They are the largest of the falcon family and are usually found in the arctic regions.

She happily munched on a dead chick while we spoke and was totally un-phased with being photographed. She is one of the most beautiful birds I’ve had the pleasure to meet. I’ll let you know about the seals later, I’m still in shock!!

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6 comments

  1. Crooked Tracks · December 5, 2014

    I love your photos! The first one is my favorite, what a look from that bird.

    • spugwash · December 5, 2014

      Thank you, pure luck in meeting her. She was stunning

  2. Marja · December 5, 2014

    Wow, stunning. Can’t believe you got so close!

    • spugwash · December 5, 2014

      She was just sat on the mans hand eating a dead chick!!

  3. gfchopstix · December 6, 2014

    Beautiful markings on the hawk. Love your bird photos! Happy belated Birthday!! 😀

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