“Australian Birds of Prey: August 2017” – Julie Powell, Photographer
Julie Powell joined the Victorian Photographers’ Collective for a photography display at the Garibaldi Hall on Saturday 19th August 2017. The following video, which she compiled, captures various moments using images and video. You will notice that Martin and Talia are dressed in Medieval clothes, which was at the request of the Collective’s members so that they could produce some artistic indoor shots with various backdrops.
“World Environment Day in Full Flight” – Central Highlands Water 2nd June 2016
This video was produced by Central Highlands Water in the lead up to a staff development presentation that Martin gave on 3rd June, 2016. Part of the presentation showcased some of the animals who may benefit from the environmental work the CHW staff engage in.
“The falcon and the showman: teaching the art of survival” – The Age 2nd August 2015
A video was created for The Age media page to accompany the above-named article written while Martin was releasing a Black falcon. This video was filmed after the falcon’s release, which included interviews with Martin and some of his own video footage of bird training. Find the link to the article on our Articles page.
Our birds in training – 29th July 2015
Footage of some of our birds going through their paces. The video includes some past patients of our rehab program as well as our demonstration birds. The footage is set to Martin playing the fiddle and mandolin.
Min Min in slow motion – 15th May 2015
Martin managed to capture classic Barn owl in slow motion footage that allows you to see clearly Min Min’s use of his wing and tail feathers to maximise his speed and braking ability. Clearly, the fact that he only has one eye has minimal impact on his ability to fly and land.
Morgaine does her thing – 16th April 2015
In this video, Morgaine our long term resident Little Eagle, shows how effective Little Eagles can be when tackling prey. Her decisive attack and effective use of her sharp talons would frighten any little bunny in the area. Watch and observe her method of catching prey…
Quil with her new toy – 6th March 2015
One important element of raptor training is ensuring that the birds receive sufficient stimulation when they are not ‘working’. Quil has demonstrated a very curious nature, always showing great interest in new objects that are presented to her. Over the months, Martin has introduced her to various things ranging from our own plastic buckets, our camera (partly by accident) and also dog toys. Here is Quil playing with her toys…
Kevy in training – 4th March 2015
This video shows Kevy ‘doing her stuff’ in her enclosure at the Sanctuary. This routine of flying to the perch is something she partly worked out for herself. She is rather a clever bird. Her food reward is meal worms, in case you’re interested…