Saturday, April 14, 2012

Crested Caracara

One day as I was leaving Viera Wetlands I noticed a few vehicles parked near the wetlands entrance and a number of photographers gathered nearby crouched behind some big glass.  Sidelining the car I joined the small crowd photographing a crested caracara as it fed on a bird.  But before I could get into position another cara cara flew by.  Taking advantage of the situation I panned with the bird capturing the above image.

                                      As shutters clicked the caracara tore at the carcass

 Tearing off pieces by holding one part with its feet while pulling with its massive beak

This image was captured as the caracara finished swallowing a rather large piece



9 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! These are wonderful photos! I have never heard of this bird before so am off to google it.

TexWisGirl said...

i love catching sight of these birds. the mexican eagle is the only eagle i've been able to spot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic pictures.

Dina said...

Great shots! I still have this one on my list to see.

Peggy said...

Excellent series of this bird with a toupe! Well done!

Montanagirl said...

Fabulous photos as always!

NatureStop said...

Greetings from Oman!!!

Great blog and amazing captures!Have a great sunday.

Shantana

heyBJK said...

These are fantastic, Coy! I've never seen a Caracara, but I think they're awesome looking birds. That last shot is my favorite!

Elaine said...

Fantastic!