Friday, February 8, 2013

Love is in the Air

During our recent waterfowl survey, we noticed that the Crested Caracara seemed a little agitated.  We came across a group of three squabbling over each other in a tree and wondered what the fuss was all about.

Crested Carcaras
One of the trio was run off, and all became clear to us a moment later!

Crested Caracaras mating
A short while later, the male took off.

The female seemed happy enough to be alone again. 
Crested Caracara
During the remainder of the day we saw more of these birds flying around, no doubt looking for love!
Crested Caracara