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Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrinus

Description:

Just landed in a tree up the street. Not camera-shy at all! xD

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7 Comments

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

I'd second the Cooper's Hawk suggestion. Young peregrines are definitely heavily streaked with reddish brown and the wide black bands on the tail are pretty typical of a Cooper's Hawk. These are really nice shots of a lovely bird. In the Boston area I think they're even less frequently seen than peregrines.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

Molly, These are very nice shots--really like that first one. I'm wondering, however, about the ID. This doesn't quite look like a peregrine to me. An immature peregrine has a heavily streaked breast and this bird has a lightly streaked breast. An adult peregrine will have a black "mustache" and this bird doesn't appear to have that mustache. I think it may be a Coopers Hawk, a very nice find.

Yasser
Yasser 10 years ago

awesome encounter! lucky you!

NicoleB
NicoleB 10 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

MickGrant
MickGrant 10 years ago

Very nice

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

They act kind of fearless, good that you saw him land.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Great spotting! Lucky you had your camera :)

MollyDempsey
Spotted by
MollyDempsey

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jul 1, 2005
Submitted on Aug 1, 2011

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