[Tweeters] a couple of thoughts and questions re: visiting Caracara

Barbara Deihl barbdeihl at comcast.net
Sun Jun 21 20:45:44 PDT 2015

So, - Why no crows mentioned being seen or heard pestering this bird ? Is it more Common Raven territory ? Does it not threaten crows because their young are already fledged ?

Did anyone else besides Kevin L hear the CC call with it's rattly, creaky calls ? Does the call indicate agitation, warning to bothersome creatures... ?

Is there a way to tell its gender? It's age? (I'm assuming it is a youngish bird... )

Has anyone besides Ed P yet seen the bird actually catch or eat an identifiable bite (or cropful) of something to eat ?

Any bets on how long the Caracara will stay in that area ? Thoughts on direction it will go when it does leave?

What IS the correct pronunciation of "Caracara" ? :-)

That's it for now...

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
barbdeihl at comcast.net

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