I was also lucky enough to find the Prairie Falcon. It was on a rooftop of a red barn/storage building. The north slope of the roof overhangs the south slope along the ridge or peak. The falcon was on the south slope, almost under that overhang and on the west end of the roof. In other words, it was on the Otter Creek Rd. end of the barn. This barn is on the east side of Otter Creek Rd. and is the next building north of the small barn by itself, also on the east side of the road which is about 1-1/2 miles north of Rte. 17. There is also another red colored building with two large garage doors, next to and north of the red barn.
Good luck if you try for it,
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> On Dec 10, 2014, at 1:11 PM, Ron Payne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Just to clarify, Otter Creek Rd. is North of Rt. 17.
> We spotted a falcon zooming around a stand of trees flying away from us. When it turned back into the wind, we got a great look at the underwing showing the dark armpits, light brown back color. Yup, Prairie Falcon. Life bird check. It then perched atop a tree where Ian got some documentary pictures of it. After a short while, it flew to the west across a field where it spooked a flock of Horned Larks.
> At this time, Ian sent his message out and called a couple of people. After about ten minutes, I noticed a raptor perched on the ground in the field behind the stand of trees. As I got my scope on it and it took off and revealed itself to be the Prairie Falcon. It took a lackadaisical run at some Mourning doves in the shrubs beneath the stand of trees, then flew up and perched atop them again. It may have an affinity for those trees, so if I were to go looking, that would be the first place I would check. I've marked that location on this map:
> Ron Payne
> Middlebury, VT
>> On Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:31:21 -0500, Ian Almer Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The Prairie Falcon discovered by Rodney Olsen yesterday afternoon has
>> just been seen flying and perched at the large fields along Otter Creek Road 1.5 miles south of Route 17 in Addison.
>> Ron Payne and Ian Worley