Crested Caracaras

Posted by Gene Gwin on Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:23 pm

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Crested Caracaras photographed at the Laguna Seca Ranch in Deep South Texas 5 Nov 2020.

Nikon D850
Nikon 300mm f/2.8
1/6400 sec
ISO 640

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by Ron Day on Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:35 pm
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Gene, a great flight shot of these two Caracaras – love the arched or cupped wings and the meal in the beak!

by Mary Brun on Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:11 am
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Great action shot, with a nice composition.

by Jakejacoby on Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:32 am
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Very nice action shot Gene with both adult and juvie wings flared out.

by david fletcher on Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:37 pm
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Brilliant to get these two so sharp Gene! Nailed!
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by ADKShooter on Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:55 pm
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Great action shot and a great shot getting them both together. Terrific job.

by Karl Egressy on Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:03 pm
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Great flight shot of the two. I assume that the follower is a young bird.

by Gene Gwin on Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:18 pm
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Karl Egressy wrote:
Great flight shot of the two. I assume that the follower is a young bird.

Karl, An easy way to tell the age of a Caracara is the color of their feathers--the lighter the color the younger they are--and--look at the color of their beak.  Young Caracaras have a lighter colored beak and when they are fully mature, the beak is a darker orange color.

by Carol Clarke on Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:37 pm
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Excellent flight action capture of these two, Gene!

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