Birds of Prey

Osprey
Osprey

I once saw a Bald Eagle swoop down about 20 feet ahead of my car, coming in from the right, capturing whatever was in the road, and flying up towards the left. It was over in a matter of seconds. Majestic is one word I thought of to describe this bird. He/she was also huge. I had no idea how big they were.

The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest bird on the planet. The American Kestrel is the smallest bird of prey in our country. If I remember right they are smaller than the blue jay. All of them can see for miles, and whether they look fierce or not so much, they are all beautiful. Here are a few examples.

 

Gyrfalcon
Gyrfalcon
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Tailed Hawk
Red Tailed Hawk

 

Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine Falcon

 

American Kestrel
American Kestrel

 

Omate Hawk Eagle
Omate Hawk Eagle

 

Talons
Talons

 

Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Birds of Prey

  1. Oh, I do like the American Kestral. They look so sweet. But, like you say, they are ALL beautiful. And handsome. Or both. Like most creatures of nature. I love some of the rain forests here near where I am. They have some of the loveliest birds. Blue wrens, cuckatoos, rosellas, etc. But I don’t think I have seen a live eagle or hawk in close proximity, ever. Always only from a vast distance. You’re wonderfully blessed. I enjoyed the post!

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