Prairie Falcons

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Prairie Falcons are large falcons with pointed wings, medium length tails, brown above and pale below with brown markings. They have a light line above the brow and a brown mustache stripe.

My Year of Bird Photography in 2017

2017-12-31T13:08:10+00:00December 31st, 2017|Categories: American Tree Sparrows, American White Pelicans, Birds, Common Goldeneyes, Green-tailed Towhees, Idaho, Prairie Falcons, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Red-tailed Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Short-eared Owls, Swainson's Hawks, Utah, Yellow-rumped Warblers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I love what I do, I love my subjects and it doesn't matter if I find them close to home or further away. I am blessed. 2017 has been wonderful and I am excited for what 2018 may bring.

Side By Side Prairie and Peregrine Falcon Comparison

2017-11-18T05:41:46+00:00November 18th, 2017|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Box Elder County, Davis County, Peregrine Falcons, Prairie Falcons, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are other differences in plumage between Prairie and Peregrine Falcons that show in my photos but by using just their heads it is possible to make a quick ID in the field.

Prairie Falcon with Prey in Box Elder County, Utah (Graphic)

2017-04-05T10:51:14+00:00January 14th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Box Elder County, Prairie Falcons, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Prairie Falcon I photographed had prey and that may be why it was less skittish, I have no idea what the prey is but it is larger than a vole and had fur not feathers.

Immature Prairie Falcon At Sunrise Next To The Great Salt Lake

2016-12-08T15:28:56+00:00December 6th, 2016|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Davis County, Prairie Falcons, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The bird that started my day was an immature Prairie Falcon at sunrise next to the Great Salt Lake and as the sun started to rise the falcon seemed to glow.