Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Outdoor Tuesday and a Prairie Falcon

It's Outdoor Tuesday and it's Spring, I can only hope our spring weather comes back. On Sunday, our youngest daughter called and said they had a Prairie Falcon in one of their big trees. They were lucky enough to get photos of it and also lucky that their mini-Schnauzer(more the size of a toy) wasn't outside. Apparently these birds can take down a deer without any problem. My daughter's family have been blessed to have mule deer, several owls and other birds in their open space behind them. It's a great learning experience for the kiddos.
If you look at the right foot, you'll notice red-yes, this bird had a rabbit that it was eating. This is the least graphic photo she had.

Here he/she is looking straight at the camera; can you say wow.
While I've heard several owls in our area, I haven't seen any Falcons. I think this bird is beautiful. Our oldest daughter has also been graced with Bald Eagles hunting on their land.  This is one of the things I love about our majestic state-we get to see wildlife and national symbols up close.
I'm off to a quilt club this morning with two friends and then lunch afterward.  I come home inspired and sit down right away to sew.  This is one thing I love about retirement, the freedom to do activities that I love when I want to.  Life is Good, count your blessings.


  1. Wow! Great photos! A falcon can take down a deer? We had NO clue!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. We see hawks and owls but I've never seen a falcon....wow!

  3. Your daughter got some very good shots of the falcon!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. No sewing for me today. It was the long chemo day; DH and I stopped at our favorite restaurant for lunch; I took a quick nap this afternoon. The next thing I knew it was dinner time. We watched a little baseball before the hockey game started. I plan to spend a fair chunk of time in the sewing room tomorrow.

    Thanks for the pictures of,the falcon. We have lots of good-sized hawks in our neighborhood, but obviously no falcons ... and definitely no bald eagles.

  5. That falcon is sooooo beautiful,, and I see snow flakes!


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