Peregrine Falcon

I saw a juvenile Peregrine Falcon earlier this week at the lake.  It’s a first for me.

Peregrine Falcon (3) (1024x617)

Peregrine Falcon (4) (1024x635)

Swainson’s Hawk.  I can’t wait until the corn and milo harvest.  The combines clear the fields and disturb the mice and voles and Swainson’s and Red-tailed Hawks  follow the combines and feast.Swainson's Hawk intermediate morph juvenile (5) (1024x684)

Cattle Egret.  60 or more of these birds at the playa near Dumas.Cattle Egret (6) (1024x684) Cattle Egret (5) (1024x671)

White-faced Ibis. 80-100 on the same playa near Dumas.White-faced Ibis (11) (1024x684)

Greater Roadrunner.  There have been lots of these around for the last few weeks.  I rarely go out with out seeing one and there has been a group of 7 at Fritch FortressGreater Roadrunner (145) (1024x684)

Canada Goose.  This is half of a pair that have spent the summer at Spring Canyon.  I think they’ve hung around because this one is injured.  The wing looks better than it has; the feathers have grown back, but it still being held at a strange angle. Took this early one morning just as the sun was rising.Canada Goose (12) (1024x651)

Ring-billed Gull.  These birds are starting to gather at Meredith-there’s about a dozen out there now.  There will be hundreds of them this winter.Ring-billed Gull (22) (1024x684)

This Western Diamondback Rattlesnake was at Fritch Fortress, warming himself on the boat ramp.  I thought at first he was dead, he wasn’t even flicking his tongue.  I watched him for about 5 minutes and he suddenly turned tail and crawled off.Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (1024x368) Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (4) (1024x684)

My son and I went up to Palo Duro Reservoir north of Spearman last week and he took some nice photos of a Great Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron (18) (1024x646) Great Blue Heron (17) (1024x684)a Mississippi Kite, Mississippi Kite (3) (1024x684)and a pair of Scissor-tailed Flycatchers.Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (2) (1024x699)

2 thoughts on “Peregrine Falcon

    • Thanks Mia, the Peregrines are indeed handsome and I was quite excited when I figured out what it was. BTW, glad your site is back online, I always enjoy your photos.


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