A Woman and a Bird

Jane, my wife, took these three photographs of a Bird Handler and  a Kookaburra. A  Black Sparrowhawk suddenly appeared above them during the performance and the immediate danger was sensed by both. For me it’s just a beautiful and inspiring expression of the bond between a human being and a bird. My thanks to Jane for allowing me to use the images.

Photo - Courtesy Jane Scrooby

Photo – Courtesy Jane Scrooby

Photo - Courtesy Jane Scrooby

Photo – Courtesy Jane Scrooby

Photo - Courtesy Jane Scrooby

Photo – Courtesy Jane Scrooby

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About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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24 Responses to A Woman and a Bird

  1. nrhatch says:

    Great sequence of shots, Don & Jane.

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  2. Theo Coggin says:

    Love the eyes of both.

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  3. Beautiful photos showing the close relationship between these two. Thank you Jane for the photos. All the best to you both 🙂

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  4. Lyn Viljoen says:

    One can see these birds and others at the Umgeni bird park. It is amazing the bond the handlers have with all the birds on display, out in the open and what they get them to perform. I have a cockatoo and she’s more of a child to us, free most of the time.

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  5. Belén Soto says:

    Awesome sequence, you can feel the danger, congratulations!!

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  6. josna says:

    Love these, Don! By coincidence, I recently took my parents to see a program presented by a man who has spent the last 40 years caring for injured birds of prey. He and the birds he brought with him were in tune with each other in just the same way as the pair your wife has captured so perfectly in this sequence.

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  7. These are so touching! Nicely done. Jane has an excellent eye for capturing special moments.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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  8. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely bond between the two. A great set of shots.

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  9. Lovely shots indeed, Don. 🙂

    But … a kookaburra in Africa? 😛

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    • Don says:

      Thanks Linda. I’m sure it sounds rather strange but the Umgeni Bird Park imported two of them from your part of the world. I love them – beautiful birds.They look so intelligent.

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  10. Shweta says:

    Beautiful & Inspiring Indeed. Great set of pics here Don!

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  11. munchow says:

    A great series of images. In particular I like the first one, which really shows the connection between the woman an the black sparrowhawk.

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  12. These are perfectly captured pictures, Don. The joy at first–the woman and the bird–and then the sudden concern. And finally, together, they watch it pass. There’s something very real and beautiful about the sequence.

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