Took another trip down to Hopewell Hill to see if we could spot the Crested Caracara that has been visiting our part of the world. The northern territorial limit of these birds is usually the Gulf Coast of the US, Texas, Arizona and Mexico. There have been sightings, in the last couple of years, in Cape Breton, New Brunswick and even around Jasper, Alberta.
This particular bird though as been seen in the Hopewell Hill area since early September. We did manage to see him once last week but he was a fair way back in the field. Today though, we spend a few hours driving around the marsh, where we met up with some roaming cows (we let the farmer know they were loose), took a short side trip to Crooked Creek Lookoff to check out the fall foliage and met up with some fellow birders. He was spotted flying across the field and up into a tree. He stayed for a few minutes, allowing us to get some pictures of him (until Bev ran back to the car to get her 2x Convertor and was almost back, lol), and then flew off. He was back a few minutes later, circled around and flew off across the highway. All in all, we did manage to get a few great shots.
Taken with Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @ 600mm, 1/640 sec,f/6.3 and ISO 100.