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

Egrets & Herons in Nicaragua

Snowy Egret flies in to Tricolored Heron
Selva Negra Mountain Resort, Nicaragua

Little Blue Heron,  Lake Nicaragua at Granada

Green Heron, Lake Nicaragua at Granada

Black-crowned Night Heron, Lake Nicaragua at Granada

Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Lake Nicaragua at Granada

Tricolored Heron, Lake Nicaragua at Granada

Snowy Egret, Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

Snowy Egret, Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

Great Egret, Lake Apanas, Jinotega, Nicaragua

“Patience” is what the egrets and herons seem to say to me! 

The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

~Ecclesiastes 7:8 NKJV