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Two new families are cruising around our neighborhood nowadays.  At least eight falcons have made our tall trees their homes.  It all started with two nests built high in our treetops.  Then came babies, lots of feeding and flight lessons.  Falcon-calls permeate the neighborhood while they swoop, play and catch their prey.  Hopefully, our past squirrel residents have moved on to different trees and haven't become food for our falcons!  Small birds and rodents are definitely not safe here!  Our falcon families seem to feel very safe, however, comfortably watching us as we watch them....

 

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 Falcons Choose Carrington

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Our falcons have moved on, but we hope they will return next Spring. 

 

 

 

Falcons Are Back!  2009

   

 

FALCON or COOPER'S HAWK?  - July 11, 2011

 

 

     The nest in front of my house is inhabited again!  Situated about 50 feet high in the crotch of a tall tree, the nest now has at least three babies peeking over its sides.  From a distance, the babies look like big soft marshmallows with black eyes.  Whether they are falcons or hawks, I'm not sure.  I've looked at photos all over the Internet, trying to identify them.  The prairie falcon and Cooper's hawk look very similar.  If anyone can specifically identify these visitors, pointing out the difference between the two, I would appreciate it.

 

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Featured Photos - 2011

 

Fluffy Raptor Babies

 

Getting Ready To Fly - July 16

 

Flying High - July 22

 

All around the Neighborhood - July 27

 

Looking at You!! - August 1

 

   Our visiting raptor babies went from white fuzzy balls of fluff to streamlined flyers in barely over a month's time. Now they're streaking through our neighborhood, testing out their flying and hunting skills.  More from blog...

 

 

 

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