Some disjointed thought resolved
Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:56 PM
Peregrine Falcons are incredible works of nature (Got some shots today, here). But I am not a real big fan of raptures. I've seen their handiwork and honestly killing things is not even close to the top of my favorite things to do list (unless its mosquitoes and ticks).
Recently, I was told by a park manager with some enthusiasm that there was a new Peregrine nest just south of the park and the adults were picking off the willets and terns to feed the young.
Today, I saw a Peregrine scouring the mudflats in search of prey and I took photos with mixed feelings. I am not interested in getting a shot of 'The Moment of the Kill", obviously. However I did get this shot. The terns were turning the table. While the Peregrine may be faster than a tern, it is not as agile. And these terns, adults and juveys, encouraged the Peregrine to seek elsewhere. I liked that idea and don't mind being pooped on.
Peregrine_Falcon_9041n by Grandpa577, on Flickr
Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:15 PM
I am not interested in getting a shot of 'The Moment of the Kill", obviously.
Made me think a bit of my approach. I don't go out to look for unpleasant moments but certainly am interested when I see something different thus my postings to the ODD thread.
Sad part for me is that I see more hunting done by my neighborhood cats than raptures.
Latest Lifebirds: Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Eastern Screech-Owl, American Redstart, Carolina Wren, Bushtit
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:37 PM
Recent Lifers: Wilson's Snipe (200th Lifer Yay!), Common Murre, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cassin's Vireo, Lawrene's Goldfinch, White-winged Dove, Costa's Hummingbird, Cliff Swallow, Warbling Vireo, Hermit Warbler, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Clark's Nutcracker, Western Screech Owl
Posted 13 August 2012 - 04:05 PM
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