Managed to get a snap of the falcon in Trafalgar Square this morning – very pleased!
Lighting is a little off as I had to shoot into direct sunlight, plus this is on my new phone (and so I haven’t a clue how the camera works heh). The falcon was a little restless, though kept returning to perch here, so it was a case of snap and hope for the best to be honest.
Some local media outlets in London have recently gotten on their soap box and claim that the falcons (there are two) are a far too expensive way of controling the pidgeons in Trafalgar Square, costing the taxpayer around £40,000 per year. It’s a fair enough comment I guess, but I don’t see them proposing viable alternatives.
In addition, I absolutely love my 30 seconds walking through the square and seeing them swooping around or with the handler, and so I for one, think that the money is very well spent! 😛
More falcons and birds of prey set loose around London please! (especially tourist hotspots!) 😉