Prairie Falcon

Falco mexicanus

ML202958961


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Janice Miller
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eBird Checklist S63796366
Sevenmile Creek--Prickly Pear Land Trust (restricted access)
Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.6399, -112.0994 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

First observation at 1358. 1 counted on property. Initially spotted on the power pole on top of the hill E of Head Ln. Shortly after we spotted it it flew towards us, passing about 150 meters south of us; we clearly saw the dark axillaries as it flew by. It dove down into the grasses south of reach 4, then continued on and perched on a fencepost close to the RR tracks, where it remained in spite of a passing train. It appeared to be feeding on the fencepost, indicating that it had successfully caught a vole or some other small animal. Detections (number 15-minute intervals in which the species was detected): 2 on property.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/4000 sec
ISO
500
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
156KB
Dimensions
1173 x 782

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