I’ve been urged to have some sort of weekly feature here. OK, I can take a hint. I don’t know that I’m regular enough to have a “Friday X” type thing, so I’ll just call it the “Weekly Raptor”. Maybe it will happen on Fridays, but it might be Saturday, Sunday, or even Monday, depending on what’s going on.
I have pictures of raptors from various falconry meets and also our own outings with our hawks. So expect a mix of various perched birds in the weathering yard plus Rusty, Shelby, and Beater out on the hunt.
First up is what looks to me to be a peregrine falcon… could be a hybrid prairie/peregrine, though, or maybe I’m way off. Feedback welcomed. This was taken at the California Hawking Club meet in 2001.