Thursday, August 22, 2013

Falcon Flinging Feathers

click for larger; Photo by Mark Hengesbaugh 8/12/13

Mark writes:

This Prairie Falcon near the corral on the Bear Canyon trail has its dead prey securely wedged into a split in the pole as it plucks feathers in preparation for eating. Falcons are renowned for their blinding speed and Prairie Falcons generally snatch birds in flight in open areas.

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