Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Crested Caracara

The Crested Caracara is listed as a threatened species in Florida and according to one website I visited only about 400 adults make up the state's population.  This was the best Caracara image I was able to get during my recent trip as two birds swooped overhead and landed in a nearby tree top.

I missed focus on a much closer shot of the bird in flight and once the pair had landed they were mostly obscured by foliage.  Not quite the image I had hoped for but considering the small size of Florida's population I am very pleased just to have sighted these beautiful birds and very pleased to have gotten a decent shot to remember the moment by.

4 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Great flight shot! What a beautiful bird. I have never seen one of these - but then I've never been to Florida!

Chris said...

Hi Coy,
You know i would have been pleased to see it only considering its status! It is a little bit like when I saw the bald ibis in Morocco. I could not get any decent picture but was so happy to see it...
I found your picture of the crested caracara quite good, flight shots are not that easy to do, so congrats!

eileeninmd said...

Great capture, they are cool looking birds. Happy New Years!

HANNIBAL said...

Congrats on the Caracara! Its a fine shot!