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Karearea – The New Zealand Falcon

Kia Ora Fellow Gallopers,

The Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre was established in Rotorua, NZ in 2002 and at Wingspan’s core is a commitment to the conservation of the threatened ‘Karearea’ New Zealand Falcon.  Being part of New Zealand’s unique natural heritage, falcons are a taonga (treasured) species to tangata whenua (Māori, people of the land).

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A few days ago I visited the Centre to see these magnificent birds. In addition to getting up close with the falcon, the pièce de résistance of my visit was the one hour flying display – that’s held every single day – when one gets to see, first hand, the speed and agility with which these birds fly. The accompanying talk is highly informative and complements the flying display very well.

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If you live in Rotorua or happen to be passing through Rotorua and you’d like to see the New Zealand Falcon, then a visit to New Zealand’s first and only Bird of Prey centre is a must. In the meantime, feel free to click here to see all the images from my recent visit to Wingspan.

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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The Year that was 2010 – Part 1

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Showcased below are a few images that I have selected from all the images I’ve taken during 2010. Hope you enjoy them.

January:

This image was taken during the Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh, Scotland.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Events/Torchlight-Procession-Calton/10799561_6t7My#752977074_spZV8

 

February:

Took this image while climbing up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle can be seen in the distance.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Nature/21st-February/11347618_uEgcX#796959395_PuZ9A

 

March:

Looking at one’s own reflection.

All images in this set can be viewed here:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Marine-Life/Marine-Life-Set1/11628378_g6e6i#819894471_GMVKB

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Marine-Life/Marine-Life-Set2/11629256_i9nZJ#819959309_5kJ7f

 

April:

A portrait shot of a Tiger.

 

May:

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh is well-known for its street performers and here’s a guy doing what he does best.

June:

Took this shot at around 35,000 ft as the sun was rising above the horizon and the day’s first light was bouncing off the tops of the clouds.

 

Gallop over to our blog tomorrow for the final part of The Year that was 2010.

Till then, take care and gallop free.

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