Sightings

This morning we had some exciting bird action in our backyard. First, we saw a huge bird across the stream from us.  After digging out the binoculars and the bird guide, we realized we were looking at a pair of Ferruginous Hawks, which are prairie birds and not very common.  Super cool! Unfortunately, they were too far away for our camera.

We did, however, get a picture of another unusual visitor.  This American Kestrel perched on the top of one of our pine trees for a few minutes. I had to push our camera to the max and we still only got a mediocre image, but I figure it’s not bad for photography on the fly.  (No pun intended.)

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Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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