Raptor Pics Added By Members
I love it when our members remember a recent pic and post it on the site. This seems to be what occurred last week when I posted the pics of the Merlin and Kestrel atop a utility pole – several pics of raptors popped up shortly thereafter on the site. Take a look –
Ronald Zigler posted a great shot of a Merlin on top of a pole with its prey. He notes that Merlins may seek out those flat-topped poles to rest and enjoy their meals. Nice shot!
Here’s a pic by Randall28 of a Kestrel enjoying a meal. Like the Merlin, the Kestrel has big eyes so it can easily see prey like mice and voles far below as it flies over. Karen and I were at Danada (where Randall28 took this picture) and saw the same Kestrel hovering in mid-air. It was able to stay in the same place for well over 30 seconds as it scanned the ground below (alas, too far away for a pic).
Randall28 didn’t have to leave his house to get a nice closeup of a Cooper’s Hawk. He stuck his lens out a window in his backyard and got a great head-shot of the bird before it flew off after a Downey Woodpecker.
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