The Drama of a Peregrine Falcon & Blue-winged Teal

A Wildlife Encounter Story
From our boat we see a falcon with a duck.
Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

The Peregrine Falcon lands with his Blue-winged Teal
We thought he would eat it there but . . .
Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

Not liking us to watch I guess, he takes off again with the dead duck.
While flying over the water he drops the duck.
Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

Blue-winged Teal picked up by my guide, Moises
Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua
Many flocks of Blue-winged Teal on lake around us and . . .
Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

Flying by us with Mombacho Volcano in background: Blue-winged Teal
Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

One never knows what serendipity encounter you will have with wildlife when walking or boating in the wilderness! But it seemed to happen frequently in Nicaragua, a very good trip!

“It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.” 
― Lois McMaster Bujold

About Peregrine Falcon on Cornell’s “All About Birds” site

About Blue-winged Teal on Cornell’s “All About Birds” site

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