Shot taken directly into the sun at a long distance
This bird waited until I made a U-turn and pulled over on the opposite side of road to get photos.
Eating a deceased opossum on side of road, while fighting off a Turkey Vulture.
I've seen this bird several times flying north past my place of work around the same time every day (about 5:30ish). Today, I was lucky to fire off a few shots of it as it flew by. Much to my surprise, it's a new species for me!
03/16/2015, 5:28 PM
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 1/1250 sec, f/7.1, 200mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III), ISO 200 (auto), Exp comp +1/3
The Northern Crested Caracara, Northern Caracara, or Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) as it is properly known where it lives in the Americas, is a bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It was formerly considered conspecific with the Southern Caracara (C. plancus) and the extinct Guadalupe Caracara (C. lutosa) as the "Crested Caracara". It has also been known as the Audubon's Caracara. As with its relatives, the Northern Caracara was formerly placed in the genus Polyborus....