Common Raptors in Forest Park

September 24, 2009

I went off by myself for an evening walk, and though the Great Horned Owls flew off too fast for me to get a picture, I did manage to get two raptors in the deepening dusk.


red-tailed hawk 200909 fp

…obviously calling to another one….

Here the hawk is, again in the act of preening itself... red-tailed hawk on one leg 200909 I got a video of it, too: On the way back home, in the gloaming, this KESTREL sat high up on a tree: perhaps peregrine? fp 200909 A closeup didn't work too well in the fading light: peregrine falcon? 200909

But raptors are always beautiful, no matter what time of day it is!