Friday, February 17, 2012

While we were out and about...

We always have our eyes peeled for interesting birds. Bill spotted this hawk on his way home from the flying field one morning. After checking my various references, we've decided it's a young Red-tailed Hawk.

The stripes on the tail are seen in juvenile Red-tailed Hawks. The signature red appears in adults.

He was a handsome specimen.

Unlike this goat that looks like parts and pieces assembled from other animals. We found him on the farm where the Sandhill Cranes and the Whooping Crane are spending the winter. I had to edit the picture just a bit as he was unusually happy to see us.

After an unusually heavy rain, Ray went looking for snakes but found this cute little guy on the side of the house instead.

On our trip to Daytona, we saw this Peregrine Falcon on the side of a high-rise motel.

The only other sighting of a Peregrine Falcon I've ever had (Fort Myers Beach) - he was also on the side of a motel.

I love ducks so I was pleased when we spotted these beautiful Hooded Mergansers in a local pond. These are the males.

And this is the female swimming close by.

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