November 23rd, 2013 – Avian Friday: Peregrine Falcon

Its been quite a while since I’ve been out to capture any new bird images, but there still plenty of un-processed leftovers from previous outings that I can share with you. During a couple of nice mornings in Skagit Valley a few years back, I had the chance to see this Peregrine Falcon in action. There was a small window of time it was actively hunting a nearby flock of Dunlin shorebirds that came in for rest during the Padilla Bay high tide. Following an unsuccessful kill attempt, this one did a fly by for the nearby crowd of photographers and bird watchers.

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Photo & Video Sharing by SmugMug

Edison, Washington
500mm | 1/3200th Sec. @f/7.1| ISO 500
Canon 1D Mark III + Canon EF 500/4L IS USM

Processed with Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Color Efex.

To see larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,



2 thoughts on “November 23rd, 2013 – Avian Friday: Peregrine Falcon

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: