Australian Hobby: Full Power- Target Acquired
Australian Hobby, Falco longipennis
This bird is full tilt, maximum thrust.
It is part of a series I managed of the bird attacking some Little Ravens that had dared to venture near her nest.
Bad career move.
She rolled over about 50m above them, turned into a stoop and plummeted earthward.
She has just come out of the power dive and is running on minimum wing surface.
The ravens scattered, but I missed it all as it was behind the treeline.
Had she been really serious I doubt the intended raven could have avoided contact.