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Photos of Gyrfalcon

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: A relic of days gone by.  When I first started in birding and photography, I was really struggling with "length" of my equipment, trying to get close enough to birds to get photos with the equipment I had.  For a couple of years in the early 2000s, I tried focusing on "digiscoping", linking a compact digital camera with a spotting scope.  I had a very nice Swarovski scope that was crystal clear and sharp, and while digiscoping wasn't ideal, it could sometimes result in some very nice pictures, from distances that you typically can't do with typical camera bodies.  This is one of my best digiscoped shots from that era, of a young Gyrfalcon spreading its wings.  I love this photo so much that it's typically my avatar for many sites online.

Photo of Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus

Other Photos: Click on the image chips or photo ID name below to view the photograph

Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #1 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus  Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #2
Location: Near Presho, South Dakota Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD
Date: February 16th, 2004 Date: January 17th, 2010
   
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus  Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #3 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus  Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #4
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD Location: Near Presho, South Dakota
Date: December 22nd, 2006 Date: January 7th, 2006
   
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #5 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #6
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD
Date: January 17th, 2010 Date: January 17th, 2010
   
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #7 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #8
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD
Date: January 17th, 2010 Date: February 12th, 2011
   
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #9 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #10
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD
Date: January 17th, 2010 Date: December 22nd, 2015
   
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #11 Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus Photo ID: Gyrfalcon #12
Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD Location: Fort Pierre Nat'l Grasslands, SD
Date: December 22nd, 2015 Date: December 22nd, 2015
   

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