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October 23, 2010

Gyrfalcon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia



This Gyrfalcon is named "Nimbus" and was on display at Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.  The Gyrfalcon can be found throughout the Arctic Circle; is the national bird of Iceland; and, is the U.S. Air Force mascot bird.  The Gyrfalcon is the largest of the falcons and ranges in color from pure white to pure black.

12 comments:

Ginny said...

Look at those yellow feet!! We are birdwatchers, so I love this!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

superb bird!! best regards!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

One word, beautiful.

Mahon said...

Wow !
A intense look on the first photo !
the beautiful pictures ! :)
Bye**

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

That first shot is so intimidating--I would not like to have a falcon eyeing me like that! Great pictures! Linda

Pam said...

They are indeed beautiful creatures. Isn't the wild kingdom magnificent. We do live in a wonderful world.

Rocket Man said...

You just taught me something. I served in the USAF and USAF Ready Reserves for 14 years and had no idea we had an official mascot! Wonderful shots!

Maia said...

What a gorgeous bird!. Great shots, your first one is fantastic.

tapirgal said...

What a beautiful falcon photo! I do love the shows where you get get up close to the birds and animals like this. Thanks for visiting the flying kite kitty :)

T. Becque said...

Beautiful bird. Like the detail on the top photo.

Karine said...

What a beautiful bird! I've always loved birds of prey :o)

Pat Tillett said...

I just love that total predator look! Great photograph, you really caught the feel of it...

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