October on the Prairie brings...
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The pasture land is so picturesque, with a field of yellow broomweed in the background.
As I continued to drive the road to Das Kleine Haus, I saw several large birds, on the ground, that looked very different from any I had ever seen.
I was afraid if I opened the truck door and stepped out, I would scare them off. So, I decided to turn the truck around and let down the window, photographing from the truck.
Here is what I saw in the distance....
Eventually, they caught sight of my movement...bringing them to take flight.
After google searching, I found out they are the Southern Crested Caracara, a member of the falcon family.
How lucky for me, to be driving the back roads and witness these beautiful and unusual falcons.
The wildflowers are gorgeous! Love your photos of the caracara! I've only seen them in pictures.ReplyDelete
While I was photographing, I was thinking about your blog. If only you had been there with your camera....Delete
Beautiful flowers! I've never seen these birds-wonder what they are doing in Texas? Amazing!ReplyDelete
One site, I google searched, said it was rare to see them. At first, I thought it looked like the head of a toucan, but shorter. It was the color that caught my eye.Delete
Oh Meggie, "take me home, country roads..." The wildflowers are just beautiful and isn't it a coincidence we both had unusual bird sightings this week:-)) I was wishing I had a better camera too for photographing the Evening Grosbeaks that came to my back yard. XOXOReplyDelete
Funny that you would write that. I think of that song all the time when I go the back way to the Haus. I have the money set aside for a better camera. I've been talking about buying the new camera for months....Delete
Your flowers are so pretty......ReplyDelete
And they are given so freely....Delete
How exciting to spot such an unusual bird! You must be at the far northern edge of their range. I'm so glad you took the time to go back and get these photos.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos Meggie. Last evening we saw on owl sitting on the roof of the house across the road - an absolutely amazing sight in an urban area. I hope it comes back - it was magnificent as it took flight.ReplyDelete
Very pretty flowers and it's so good to see an unusual bird when you're out isn't it! xReplyDelete
I think my jumping up and down clapping my hands may have frightened them off even with the door closed!ReplyDelete
Oh Meggie, those flowers are so cheerful, they really gladden the heart.... and spotting those handsome birds must have been a wonderful experience. Thank goodness you travel with your camera!ReplyDelete
Great pics Meggie! I love how you share your world with us!ReplyDelete
What gorgeous scenery Meggie and that bird is amazing!ReplyDelete
Nice yellow flowers and what an amazing bird.ReplyDelete
That bird is just amazing! I showed your post to my hubby and we're wondering if we've seen one in Florida. We saw something like this but didn't have any idea what it was! What a great sighting! Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs!ReplyDelete
I love this time of year and your pictures are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment on "Run The Clock Up". I'm sorry for your recent losses. I know its been hard for you to have 2 losses and a move! :o)
Hi Meggie, Your views of the flowers down the road are gorgeous! What a beautiful part of the country you live in!ReplyDelete
Hi Meggie, I thought I'd stop by again today to let you know that the traveling apron just arrived in Miami, Florida where we are currently under tropical storm warnings due to Hurricane Sandy. ;) I think the timing is PERFECT. Seems as if the magic apron flew in with the wind. I love it.ReplyDelete
I browsed through the journal and I was in tears. I am so happy that you were inspired to do this, allowing fellowship and unity to weave its magic even across many miles. Thank you again.
I will be posting some time next week.