The falcon is a young bird that got stuck on the ground, so I protected it in my garden until local experts could ‘rescue’ it.
It allowed handling and after its rescue went on to start a family further up the Valley where I live.
I never do composites!
I’m glad the story turned out well. I volunteer with a local wildlife rehabilitation center and have handled some large raptors now and then. It’s such a treat to see them close and know you can help and return them to their natural splendor. Welcome to NPN, btw!
And thanks for your rescue efforts. Always nice to hear about.