Now this was a fun encounter. Driving along on my photo excursion this past Sunday morning, I spotted movement not far from the road. Slowing down and taking a closer look, I see this falcon dining on a little bird it had caught for its breakfast.
I spent a good 15 minutes watching and photographing it as it showcased just how ferocious these small raptors can be. Unfortunately, I was shooting into the sun making for difficult photo conditions but the action was too much fun not to share an image of.
Here, after eating for a while, the merlin decided to take flight and move its meal to a more private location.