Peregrine Falcon with Northern Flicker, September 29, 2013

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon with Northern Flicker (click to see the larger version)

As I was leaving Montrose on Sunday I noticed some movement almost directly above me just under the canopy of a tall Honey Locust. When I looked with my bins I saw a juvenile Peregrine Falcon grasping a deceased Northern Flicker. The Peregrine had captured the Flicker and was eating it in comfort under the cover of the canopy. I took a few pics and let the bird eat breakfast in peace.