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Eve Ticknor Peregrine Falcon Watch Coordinator Ottawa Field Naturalists Club 38-9 Gillespie Cres
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> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 22:42:43 -0400
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] Peregrine Falcon in South Burlington
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> On the way home I decided to check out the ponds near DynaPower to see if
> there were any ducks or raptors. I did not see any ducks but I was surprised
> to see a Peregrine Falcon perched on a small tree right next to the road. I
> followed the bird for a few minutes as he/she was hovering and lading on the
> ground catching some small mammals. I have never seen a Peregrine in this
> area; hopefully it will hang aroung a little bit longer.
> There was a large raptor nearby too, it looked like a Northern Harrier.
> Here is a link to a photo of the Peregrine Falcon. I was about 150 ft. away
> from the bird. I will try again tomorrow to see if I can get closer for a better
> Fernando B. Corrada