Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Birdblogging




From Virtual Birder at http://www.virtualbirder.com/ comes the picture above, which looks much like the Prairie Falcons I happily watched last Sunday morning in the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Spring, CO. They were playing about the peaks, and diving after the swifts and Violet-green Swallows, which are their principal food. In the bright sky they look incredibly graceful and invincible.

Of course, like all our birds, they are threatened by our poisons and our encroachment on their habitat. They are found mainly in the West, in the Baja Peninsula, in Mexico and in Canada.

"The common name mistakenly refers to the habitat in which this bird may be found. True prairies are mostly outside this bird’s range." from http://www.peregrinefund.org/Explore_Raptors/falcons/prairief.html

Below is where I saw them;

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2 Comments:

Blogger FeralLiberal said...

It must have taken quite a bit of patience and luck to get the pic of that falcon. Beautiful shot!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Hecate said...

Oh, gorgeous!

5:11 PM  

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