It was incredibly windy today and this little falcon was facing into the wind and hovering in place for long periods of time before eventually diving down to the prairie floor to grab a snack. Kestrels are known for their ability to hover, but it was really incredible to watch it do so in such windy conditions!
We’ve had some really nasty cold weather on the prairies this winter. You can tell it’s cold out when even the hay bales look cold!
Normally the Chinook winds we see in the Calgary area bring warm air with them as they blow in from the West Coast. But this year it seems like the winds have been cold and harsh. We’ve seen lots of snow and the temperature has regularly been below -20 °C. Now that’s cold!
At least I generally get to go inside when I want to. Not like these poor bales…