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Friday, June 21, 2013

Eagles VS Falcons

And you thought this was going to be about football - silly you - tricky me.

Driving along in Skagit County (for those not from this area - is it pronounced like  gadget) - something the newscasters around the country should have been told when the bridge on I-5 collapsed into the river last month).  Any way - driving along I spotted something in a new mown hay field.  A spot - maybe a bird?

It was a bird - let's look closer 

Oh a very pretty Perigrine Falcon

Ruffling his feathers

Grooming - the feathers are gorgeous

Look up - way up - on top of that telephone pole
A Bald Eagle - he is watching the falcon too

Falcon doesn't care - has to preen those pretty feathers - look out falcon!

Don't warn him - I'd like to invite him to lunch

Look out eagle - falcon doesn't like being invited to BE lunch

Go away eagle!!!!

Eagle went away - hiding in the tree -  middle right - that dark spot in the tree.

Eagle is big - Falcon is fast - he can fly up to 242 mph - now that's fast - and Eagle is hiding from that.  

Falcon 1 - Eagle 0



Gemma Wiseman said...

Wow! Incredible sight of these two kings of the sky!

Dawn said...

Wow amazing pictures especially the aerial ones, so cool for you to see and share with us.

Thank you for joining in with Smile it's Friday :o)

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting of the falcon and the eagle. Awesome series! Have a happy weekend!

Gillena Cox said...


have a nice Saturday

much love...

Sofia said...

Fabulous shots!
I love how you captured that eagle's eyes.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow! Wonderful shots of the eagle and falcon!

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

Amazing captures and facts, in I did not know that about falcons! :)

Jeanne said...

Those are amazing shots. I didn't know a falcon could fly that fast. Very interesting.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wow, JoAnn! Incredible photos! I've never seen a Peregrine Falcon resting like that, how interesting. He must have just enjoyed some 'lunch'. To see the Eagle and the Falcon together is great. Now that is fast flying! Wouldn't want to be slammed by that! The Eagle is smart to hide! xoxo