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Peregrine Falcon, Milton

Postby Napper on Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:31 pm

I am not sure why or how but this Peregrine made a kill and stopped on a hydro pole Saturday Feb 2, 2013 around 1:40 pm behind my house in suburban Milton.
I dunno :shock:

Sorry I have to use a external link. Hard drive died (lost everything) and I have not yet installed any imaging software :(


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Re: Peregrine Falcon, Milton

Postby Peter C. on Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:48 pm

Awesome :!:

I don't suppose you could zoom in on the right "leg" of this bird? I see a speck of white there, right above the outermost toe - possibly a white band?
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Re: Peregrine Falcon, Milton

Postby Mike O on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:20 am

My aunt and uncle live in a neighborhood behind E.C. Drury and say they have seen a Peregrine Falcon in their backyard. There is a small bush in their backyard and the neighborhood has a high percentage of bird feeders. Maybe it is the same bird.
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Re: Peregrine Falcon, Milton

Postby Mike O on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:23 am

I should mention that E.C. Drury is a highschool near downtown Milton. My aunt and uncle have not seen the falcon in a few weeks though.
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Re: Peregrine Falcon, Milton

Postby Napper on Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:45 pm

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Peter, I sent a 39 mb tiff file to the Peregrine foundation after receiving a pm from "BigFrank" I zoomed in as much as I could, it looks like the band is blue or purple on Silver. I thought the same initially the silver/white spot does not appear in the the tiff image.

Mike O, I have never seen a Peregrine in Milton before. I have spotted a Merlin on a couple of occasions. It might be possible I suppose (backyard). We do have Coopers hawks patrolling feeders on a regular basis. My House is just South of EC Drury 5-7 minute walk

16 mile creek is just down a ways, it is open and populated with Mallards and geese at this time of year. Otherwise I don't understand the attraction to Milton.
Burlington bridge isn't that far and Neither is the Mississauga RBC building.

It was Mourning Dove

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