I took two friends to do some winter birding today. My friends Dan and Marie-
Louise Couture and I were treated to some great hawks in the Dead Creek and
Addison general area. We saw six Harriers and 2 red-tails. We were watching a
male adult Northern Harrier on the ground on a kill through my scope and were
amazed that we could see the bright yellow eye on the bird when we saw
another bird glide in to perch on a tree near us. It took a minute to register but
it was an adult Peregrine Falcon. We kept walking the scope forward and got
within 300 of the bird. We watched the bird for a good ten minutes. What a
The side road where we parked was right across the road from the house at
2439 Jersey Street South. We parked about 50 feet down that field road.
Does anyone know of a sighting for a Peregrine Falcon this late? We thought
perhaps this one might have come from nearby Snake Mountain.