Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara Photo Album

 

The TGO Nature Center is pleased to present a photo album containing photographs of the unusual Crested Caracara.  These birds can be seen on roofs, on the ground and at times with buzzards either at a carcass or rummaging through our garbage. Be sure to click on a photo to get a closer and more detailed look at these birds.

Doug Jensen took the two photos below of a Crested Caracara on Friday, January 20, 2017 close to the guard house. Doug told me “I was on my way home from Black Point (where I saw nothing of interest) at about 10:30 when I saw this bird sitting in a tree on the side of the road about 100 yards south of the TGO guard shack.  It took me a couple of minutes to go down to the Hidden Lake construction entrance and do a u-turn to go back and take another look.  When I got back he/she was eating some road kill.  I had just a quick second to snap one photo before he picked it up and flew away towards the Blue Heron wetlands . . . and kept going . . . and going . . .”. Great photos, Doug, thank you for sharing.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Doug Jensen

 

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Photo Courtesy of Doug Jensen

 

Terri Swope took the photos below on November 17, 2015.  In her email, Terri said:  “I have been fortunate to see these often, although they keep stealing my door mat!”

 

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Photo Courtesy of Terri Swope

 

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Photo Courtesy of Terri Swope

 

Betty Salter sent in this photo on October 18, 2015.  It looks like we will be seeing a pair of Crested Caracaras around TGO.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Betty Salter

 

Dick Loehr snapped this photo of a Crested Caracara on Grande Haven Drive in 2014.  Click on any of the photos to enlarge for a closer look.

 

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Crested Caracara
Photo Courtesy of Dick Loehr

 

Darlene Durham took the three photos below on Grande Haven in 2014.

 

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Crested Caracara
Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Crested Caracara
Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

 

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Crested Caracara
Photo Courtesy of Darlene Durham

Nikki Duthil sent us the photo below.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Nikki Duthil

To learn more about the Crested Carcara, read the article under our education page by clicking on this Crested Caracara link.

 

 

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