On a telephone posts looking toward ward island
It jumped up off a dead skunk on the road it was sharing with a Raven. Knew the profile from trips to Texas. Definitely my first Arizona sighting. Dare I say it might be more beautiful than...the Bald Eagle? I love that this is w/in a lone dot on the bird's Western extension. Please Come to California!
Not great pics- was told by fellow bird watcher the species
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....