Soaring Falcons Protect Vineyards From Prey
Managing vineyards presents all the same challenges as other types of agriculture. One concern for vineyards is the need to protect their fruit from song birds. One successful means to that end is to use especially trained falcons. September issue of Oregon Wine Press I photographed Justin Robertson and Alina Blankenship professional falconers for Sky Guardian Falconry.
It was fascinating to watch Justin and Alina work with their feathered staff. I am not a wildlife photographer, so I found trying to photograph flying birds quite challenging.