high in the structure of a power transmission lline
Is this a Prairie Falcon? I was lucky to get any photos at all, everything happened so fast. This large bird that was not a RTH came into view above some houses (photo 1), looked down to its left, pulled its wings in, dropped down and zoomed like an F-16 along the ridge (photo 2), disappearing behind a house. Reappeared 18 minutes later, flying up and away over the houses (photo 3). Best view is photo 2, of the ridge, you have to look at the original version .
Periferia Presa Constitución 1917
San Juan del Río, Querétaro- México
Laura Uribe – Grupo Vasconcelos
In caccia di roditori ai margini della strada
A pair circuling for ap 5 min around with typical ke ke ke call, before they disapperad behind tree tops going west. Was later heard calling 3 hours later in same area but could not be seen.
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.