If I were a bird in the area, I would be getting out of Dodge! Everything from Snow Buntings to Canada Geese seemed to be on the menu! I watched as this behemoth hunted a Herring Gull, and apparently it had knocked a Canada Goose out of the air just before I got there!
|Gyr sizing me up, if I was just a bit smaller and had wings...|
|If a Gyr poops on you, is it good luck? Didn't realize I caught this until I got home!|
I loved watching this bird fly! So much power! It was a bit too fast for my little point and shoot but I still got one in flight shot.
Below are some distant shots of the Gyrfalcon hunting a Herring Gull. The gull eventually got away I believe, but it was close!
I felt really lucky to see one of my most wanted birds today, an experience I won't soon forget!