American Kestral Pan Pastel Painting

We see these Falcons hovering over our pastures and diving down at awesome speeds, doing flips and dives attacking their prey. They are flashy and beautiful and fun to watch. I am working on this pan pastel painting to add to a series of Falcon paintings that will be part of a fund raiser forContinue reading “American Kestral Pan Pastel Painting”

Mexican Eagles

We have lots of these birds around the ranch, but these two we call Chilly and Willy have been coming back for the last two years and raising their young in a nearby nest. We supplement their food supply in exchange for the pleasure of watching them soar and show off for us.

Will Fly For Food

I forgot how wonderful our Canon 300 mm lens is, until I switched from the 70 to 210 zoom to take pictures of the Falcons that were showing off for us. They were the opening act before the fireworks display that we had later the night of the 4th of July. They knew that theyContinue reading “Will Fly For Food”

The Operation Was A Success, but

The patient is spoiled rotten! When your much loved pet is sick or injured you would do anything to insure the best possible care and a speedy recovery. But would you or could you care for about 150 to 300 ¬†orphaned or injured birds in a year? We are not talking cute little parrots orContinue reading “The Operation Was A Success, but”

Frequent Flyers

Our 4th Of July included a return visit from two Crested Cara Caras. Often they are waiting on the fence post for us to bring them a treat. We talked about our habit of feeding these raptors to our friend John Karger. John founded a refuge for injured or orphaned Birds Of Prey which includesContinue reading “Frequent Flyers”

Birder’s Paradise

Our Canon 5D cameras are always ready to capture the abundance of wildlife that we see out our front door. We are working on a series of photos of a pair of Crested Caracaras that have been visiting our front field and have been bringing their new fledglings ¬†to meet us…

American Kestrals

The first time we noticed an American Kestral, Tom and I were on our run down the road and we saw a little Falcon hovering in mid air with out seeming to move at all. Several times since then we see them perched at the top of a tree or doing flips and diving downContinue reading “American Kestrals”