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Blue and red back, tan chest with spots on the belly. Sexes are different, this is a male, but both species have the white face with black bars. This is America's smallest falcon. He was snacking on a bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) which can be seen in his talons.
At a fish hatchery. Lots of ponds stocked with fish, as well as natural creeks surrounding the hatchery. Moderately wooded area with mostly juniper trees.
Spotted on Jan 10, 2017
Submitted on Feb 22, 2017
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