Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pygmy Falcon

The elephants weren't the only critters I visited with during



This is the African Pygmy Falcon ... the smallest raptor in Africa.



Pygmy Falcon


What a cutie!


Pygmy Falcon



Very photogenic and patient with everyone who came up to see her.
Pygmy Falcon


But, she did get fluffed up when the sparrows started to
bug her. Sort of: "Ha, Ha ... you can't get me!" 

Many thanks to Misty for being our hostess for Camera Critters

Wishing YOU well and a JOY filled weekend.


19 comments:

Cheri said...

I have never seen one of these. So tiny!

Carolina Mts

Geneva said...

What a cute little Pygmy Falcon ... I want to hold it! I love your photographs ... Great Job!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Small, cute and undoubtedly vicious!

LDH said...

So cute! Had to call my husband and daughter to the screen to see how cute your photos are!

eileeninmd said...

What a cute bird. The last photo is wonderful. I usually wouldn't say a raptor is cute but this really is CUTE! Great shots, have a wonderful weekend!

Janet said...

What a face! She's so cute but I bet you wouldn't want to tangle with her! That beak looks pretty strong.

Ingrid Andrea said...

So cute little bird!

Tank you:) Greetings from Norway ©Ingrid Andrea

CameraCruise said...

She's so cute!
Gorgeous photos, love all of them.
Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

Too cute! First time I have seen one.

Denise said...

How adorable! Lovely shots of this little African falcon. I also have a raptor on my post today, an American Kestrel.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Snap, He's so gorgeous!!!! I've never seen an African Pygmy Falcon... Thanks for sharing.. He's a cutie.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pondside said...

The birds are lovely, but really, today I've come by just to see the header again - it makes me smile when the Christmas cheer is eluding me.

Cezar and Léia said...

This little critter is so delicate and adorable!
Amazing portraits!
purrs, love and a nice Sunday :)
Luna and mammy Léia

Francisca said...

My goodness! I just visited Denise's American Kestrel, and now your African Pygmy Falcon. A double treat of falcons! Yours is adorable.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots of this charming bird!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Amazing creature. Such a handsome, wonderful face.

Phil said...

What a cutie that is Snap

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Wow - a truly stunning creature. Funny how she plumps herself, don't we all?!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful little bird!