All footage was kindly provided by Scandinava.
Check out Scandinava's website here: www.scandinava.ru
Using innovative techniques and real props, Scandinava makes the live image seem as if it were CG.
In order to get the delicate shots of the buzzard without causing any harm or distress to the bird, Scandinava used a hidden mesh harness concealed underneath the birds' feathers with wires attached to each side of it to stabilize the birds' body.
In order to get her to open her wings, they blew air at the bird from underneath which made her naturally open her wins to ride the artificial thermal.
No animals were hurt during production!