2013 Project 365

Project 365 / Day 82 – Name that Raptor Contest

The first person that can correctly name each and every one of the following Birds of Prey will receive an 8 x 10 print of the bird of their choice. Here it goes!

AND WE HAVE A WINNER ! Quiet Solo Pursuits named all of these birds of prey accurately. They are:

Peregrine Falcon, Barred Owl, American Kestrel, Golden Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, and a Turkey Vulture.

Thank you so much for participating in this guessing game.

These images were taken this morning at Soldier’s Delight Environmental Area during the Birds of Prey photography workshop.

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Canon 7D, 100-400mm f/4.5 L. Aperture priority, ISO 400, AWB, -2/3 exposure compensation, various shutter speeds.

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  1. Since I can not accurately ID these amazing birds 100% I was going to answer as Mike just did.
    He beat me to it. Although I thought the pic of #2, the owl looked more like a Gloria. 😕 🙂

  2. I had the golden eagle right, and the great horned owl, but had no clue on that falcon? and the one you guys are calling American kestrel doesn’t look anything like what they call kestrels here in cen. tx. Oh, and I had the black vulture right, too. Fun stuff, pretty birds!

    • You are so very kind Charlie and thank you so much. Practice practice practice. That’s what I’ve been doing for almost two years. Amazing how I can take thousands of photos, but can only show you ten of them. LOL !

  3. My husband is a very keen bird watcher and these are his answers:
    1. Peregrine Falcon
    2. Tawny Owl
    3. Hobby
    4. Golden Eagle
    5. Buzzard
    6. Long eared/Eagle Owl
    7. Black Vulture

    Funny, when I first met him, he used to get his bird books out, open a page, point to a picture of a bird and I had to guess what it was. So we’ve loved doing this with you: just like the old days! 🙂

  4. Emily and Jerry thank you for your kind consideration. I did try very hard and guess “Who” I missed. The Long Eared/Horned Owl and it’s pretty obvious. Duh! Okay then, I chose Long Eared/Horned Owl so that I will never ever forget the “Who”. I will be in touch, again. Thank you both.

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