Normally I have pretty good luck getting pics of these ferocious raptors but this season they have been less than kind to me for some reason. Thankfully this Prairie Falcon took some mercy on me and gave me a nice departing capture, albeit with some cruddy lighting and skies.
These cool raptors can be found flying low to the ground searching for prey. They are extraordinarily maneuverable and very difficult to catch pics of in-flight although I have on occasion had some good luck. Prairie Falcons are not particular about their diet and will feed on smaller birds including larks, swallows and doves and will also feed on rodents including squirrels.