As I arrived, this harris hawk was having his photo taken with a lady. The expression in the bird's face is priceless, and makes you empathise with the rodent or small bird that has this steely gaze as its last sight on earth.
|"You're not wearing a thick glove over your eyes, dear lady"|
This bird appears to be some kind of Asian or African species of kestrel, and it was certainly big on eye contact. It was smaller than one of our kestrels, barely larger than a blackbird.
|Making eye contact|
|This one wouldn't want to give me good face|
|Here I am, and here I stay|
|Straight off a children's book cover|
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