deponti (deponti) wrote,

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First Raptor in St.Louis this time.....

I have *thousands* (well, quite a few!) posts to make. Visits to Kolkata, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Thattekkad in Kerala, B R Hills in Karnataka...field trips reports are clamouring to be made, photographs yelling to be uploaded...

The past few days, I've been walking mainly in the

Delmar Loop

area, as I had to visit the Post Office, the Library, the Farmer's Market, and the gas station to buy milk....errands take precedence!

But today, I walked towards the Forest Park area for the first time. I was walking on

Lindell Boulevard

Where million-dollar (and up!) homes look out on to the Park...and lo and behold, two


sailed past me and landed on a large tree in the park.

However, by the time I crossed the road and approached to train MLC2 on them, one took off again...but here's the other one:

red-tailed hawk fp 300110

You can see why it's got its name (now, that sentence is a great grammar lesson on when to use "it's" with an apostrophe, and "its" without one!)...these raptors are FAR easier to spot, I must say, in the bare winter branches of the Forest Park trees!

I'm hoping also to see the Kestrel that I saw a lot of, in October....

Well, it's off to bed I go....we'd been to the

Fox Theatre

to watch a

Mexican folk dance group

and had earlier belated wedding anniversary dinner with DnA at

Sen Thai Asian bistro

... a very nice fact, it's been a lovely Saturday!
Tags: birding, forest, photography, restaurant, st louis, walk, weekend

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