Aplomado Falcon

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Sat 25 Sep 2010 21:40
Aplomado Falcon in the Colca Canyon
 
 
 
 
 
We were admiring the sheer drop to the canyon floor and seeing the inedible relative of the pineapple
 
 
 
 
 
The mountain orchid and a bud of the national flower - the wakanki
 
 
 
 
We saw a Giant Hummingbird then.......
 
 
 
 
......... a teenage Aplomado Falcon, a slender, long-winged, long tail the size of a Peregrine Falcon
 
 
 
 
We watched him for ages hoping he would take off, when our guide clapped his hands and ................
 
 
 
 
Up he jumped
 
 
 
 
and off he soared
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL WHAT A TREAT THE SAME DAY AS SEEING THE CONDOR