Random Photo – Caracara

On New Island in the Falklands, this Striated Caracara became very curious while I lay in the grass and watched the clouds drift past.  The ‘Johnny Rook’ has a bad rep – some would say well-deserved – but I found them charismatic and delightful… perhaps because they, too, are a little rough around the edges.

Caracara wondering if I am available for lunchClick the image to enlarge; click here to learn more about this interesting bird.