Guaraguaco común, Hilt et all (Spanish edition) p. 138
Still can't get close enough for a decent shot of this guy. This is a really tight crop of the original image.
03/07/2014, 8:38 AM
Canon EOS 7D, 1/1250 sec, f/8, 400mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM), ISO 320 (auto), Exp comp 0
San Diego County, California, US
resident raptor patrolling the open grasslands here!
I have big snag in my yard that I've attached gourds too. I hope to attract Purple Martins. A few days after I put the gourds up I saw a marked increase of activity around the snag. Most of the openings are facing NxNortheast.
On the upper reaches of the snag, 30', I placed a house, facing South, I hope to attract a Kestrel or a Screech Owl.
I want to find out, if this plays out, if Starlings & Sparrows will stay away because of the threat of the Raptor. I don't think that PMs would be pray but S&S would be.
a man who was on a walk told me to look out for this falcon perched way up high at the top of the tower on the fruitvale bridge. Sure enough i found it, however it was hard to take a good photo of since it was so far away
The order Falconiformes is a group of about 290 species of birds that contains the diurnal birds of prey. The Falconiformes have long been thought to represent a natural evolutionary grouping, but three recent studies of their DNA suggest that their similarities are convergent. In each study, falcons are related to songbirds and parrots, and the hawks, eagles, and vultures are closer to woodpeckers and kingfishers.