one of my favorite birds. i have got several shots of these little falcons before - but never one like this!!
my friend doris and i got up at 5 am this past saturday to go to mound city to a bird "festival". we went on a sunrise birding walk and saw (and heard) many bird species, including a wood thrush, baltimore oriole, kestrel, bobolink, blue grosbeak, eastern towhee, wilson's warbler, brown thrasher, gray catbird, white-eyed vireo, yellow-billed cuckoo, and more that i didn't catch the names of. we had an excellent guide with us who could identify both the sound and sight of every single bird we encountered!!!
doris and i had so much fun - like two little kids at an amusement park. she and i decided our early morning birding (and photography) adventure was definitely worth the loss of sleep!