On my way to Southwest Regional Library I decided to drive along SW 172 Ave in Southwest Ranches rather than Highway I-75. I was on the lookout for medium-sized and large birds perched on branches or power lines. Fortunately I spotted what appeared to be a medium-sized bird, I made a U-Turn and parked to the side of the road. I focused my lens on what turned out to be an American Kestrel. After several “shots” I left for the library and then headed for Vista View Park.
Here are the better photographs from today’s shoot. (Monday Mar 14th)
I usually see Loggerhead Shrikes on fences (at airports, parks) or sign posts. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology the Loggerhead Shrike “hunts from utility poles, fence posts and other conspicuous perches, preying on insects, birds, lizards, and small mammals.”
I saw this Shrike on a sign post at Vista View park before it flew off and settled in a tree nearby.
This Burrowing Owl was spotted at Vista View Park in July 2015.
I was using a Canon 100-400mm lens set at focal length 400mm and aperture f/5.6 which gave this nice green background.