Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Peregrine Falcon Makes a Migratory Pitstop


                                                                Peregrine Falcon


                                                             Yellow-rumped Warbler


                                                                Blue-winged Teal


                                                                  Northern Cardinal


                                                              Beaver with Branch


                                                             Great-tailed Grackle



04-02 through 04-10-17

Spring gives us a little early action, with the addition of the migratory Peregrine Falcon.  These
raptors only pass through Oklahoma.  A juvenile bird was observed a couple of days prior to this one, and I never realized what it was until it was too late.  Sadly, I could have had a beautiful airborne shot, but I'll settle for this one, even though it was quite a distance away.

A Red-tailed Hawk chased it away with its territorial scream, so I was very fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time.

The Great-tailed and Common Grackles have been around for a couple of weeks now, and I do so
enjoy finding them in the midst of the foliage.

These Blue-winged Teal males were asserting their dominance in the midst of the females.

I had lost track of our beaver and found him on the opposite end of the lake carrying a large branch.
It's no crime to move periodically into better territory.