October is becoming Peregrine month around here. Since the first of the month I've seen five of them fly by my yard. The one today offered the best photo-ops by far. I spotted it low over Lake Michigan a few hundred feet off shore.
It proceeded to fly almost straight toward me....
...before resuming its southerly trajectory.
A stiff headwind played a roll in slowing it down enough for me to fire off 40 shots of the world's fastest bird.
Since Thursday a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird has been visiting my feeders.