I'm so jealous, Gale! I was trying to get down there but drats if he didn't fly away. Good thing I stopped and took some pics at least. Have to see how good they look severely cropped. Yours looks great. This has got to be one of my favorite raptors!
It looks like you finally got a good Caracara shot. In February you were out of sync with the Caracaras. Like you, we never got a good shot on the tree, but did get some in the Payless Shoes parking lot, where they had a nest.
It looks like everyone is having fun again, wish we were there!
I took it on monday.. Everyone had gone ahead of me. I thought I would wait for the rest to show up before proceeding into the wetlands.. When I was driving around the long way back out where the eagle nest can be seen on the dead tree to the left, he was there.
It was still bad light and he turned out dark, brought it up in capture.
Good capture, Gale! It is quite difficult to get shots in the morning on the dead tree...I like to go in the late afternoon....sun is at yur back...and not always can one find something sitting on the perch. The eagle will usually show up after 3 pm though.