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Prairie Falcon in flight

He flew from telephone pole to telephone pole, just ahead of me, and eventually flew off to a more distant location, perhaps to avoid my pursuing camera. Interestingly, this one seems to have more of the adult markings on his breast and belly: spots rather than stripes. I wonder if this is the one I saw three weeks ago, grown up, or if it is a different one. Here is another photo of him (which makes the identification very clear):

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.


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