Saturday, June 19, 2010

Crested Caracara

We took a ride out to Kitt Peak this morning and arrived at the road to the observatory more than an hour before it officially opens for visitors so we decided to take a ride to Sells which is 20 miles to the west. It wasn't long before we saw a few turkey vultures circling just off the road. Then I saw what at first I thought might be an eagle, but it turned out to be a Crested Caracara, my first ever. After spending 30 minutes or so watching and photographing as best I could from a distance we headed off down the road. About 5 or 6 miles down the road we saw a second Caracara land in a tree. A great day!
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