Peregrine Falcons at Torrey Pines

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

 

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

 

Peregrines at Play

Peregrines at Play

 

Peregrines at Play

Peregrines at Play

 

Peregrines at Play

Peregrines at Play

 

Peregrines at Play

Peregrines at Play

 

Peregrines transfer prey in mid-air

Peregrines transfer prey in mid-air

 

Peregrine Falcons

Peregrine Falcons

 

Peregrine takeoff

Peregrine takeoff

 

Peregrines

Peregrines

 

Juvenile Peregrine Falcons learning flying and prey capture skills at Torrey Pines St Park, La Jolla, CA.  They even practice passing off prey in mid-air with sticks and moss. The Peregrines fly along the cliff right next to the Guy Fleming Trail. If you want to see the show get there within the next week or two  before they leave to find their own territory.

Hooded Orioles and Acorn Woodpeckers

Hooded Oriole on Agave flowers

Hooded Oriole on Agave flowers

 

Hooded Oriole on Agave flowers

Hooded Oriole on Agave flowers

 

Acorn Woodpecker on Agave Flowers

Acorn Woodpecker on Agave Flowers

 

I got these by photographing out my van window  in my driveway from about 20 ft away. Birds usually ignore vehicles and they can make a good blind to shoot from. Roll your window down about halfway and use a bean bag on the window to cradle your lens. It did take several hours over a few days to get interesting images.