Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Peregrine Falcon !!!

The Peregrine Falcon is a sandy brown with black wings and markings, and a touch of yellow. It's a big bird even for a bird of prey and is 15 to 21 inches.
The Peregrine Falcon doesn't really ever talk in it's ruff cackling voice. Only when it's in it's nest. Other wise it prefers to go quietly along on it's silent wings.
The Peregrine lives in open places beside streams lakes and rivers.
It lives a lot on the coast line of America from Virgina to Texas. An then from all over Alaska down along the coast of Canada down to California. It all so makes a line from Montana down to New Mexico.

Peregrine Falcons are known for making good hunting pets. Not so much anymore but they where used a lot by knights when they would go hunting .
Once in 1595 the king of England lost his beloved Peregrine Falcon. Because it was the king's everyone was looking for it.
But because his Falcon was tagged (he tagged all his favorite birds) his Peregrine falcon was finally found 1,300 miles away in a little island called Malta.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Puple Gallinule

The Purple Gallinule is about the size of a chicken and brightly colored and likes freshwater with lilies, pickerel weed and other vegetation.
It lays 6-8 pinkish eggs with dark spots on a clump of grass or over the water.
The Purple Gallinule lives in Texas, Florida, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
(You can see it's large feet.)
As the Purple Gallinule swim or flies it will jerk its head from side to side. When in the water it walks on the lily pads. The Purple Gallinule doesn't fly at an extremely fast pace but it has been seen as far as California, Southern Canada, Bermuda and South Africa.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to Michael!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To day is Michael's -My dear little brother has his third birthday!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Snowy Owl

Sorry I haven't done a bird post in so long!
The Snowy Owl seems to like places like fields or other open places. It never roosts in trees, only on the ground or on rooftops.
It lives in Alaska and Canada and goes a little ways "down south" for the winter during which (or so I've read) they like to stay at airports. (Don't ask me about that. I am not the one who decides things like that.)
I'm not real sure how big they are, only that they are big and are white with dark spots.
The females usually have more markings then the males.

(Great markings display!)
The Snowy Owls lay about 5-8 white eggs.