by Romy Ocon
This wonderful photo came about through an amazing series of fortunate events that put the right person at the right place and the right time. The best bird photographer of the Philippines happened to capture a country record in his home province!
new Philippine country record
Habitat – this individual was seen in grassland/pasture land
Talogtog, San Juan, La Union, Philippines
November 1, 2014
Shooting info – Canon 1D MIV + EF 500 f4 L IS + EF 1.4x TC II, 700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/516 support.
The exciting news on the confirmation of ID came from avian expert Desmond Allen, relayed via PM at PBPF yesterday. The raptor I photographed recently in my home province, which I initially identified as a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), turned out to be something different.