I was able to capture another series of the Crested Caracara mating display much closer up.
The expanded speckled white neck adds to his appeal during mating season.
He was quite striking even when holding still.
This view also shows off the Caracara’s powerful beak.
They easily feed on about any animal, either captured alive or found dead.
The Center for Birds of Prey, Awenda, SC.
Photography Day, October 10, 2021