Sunday, April 27, 2008

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I was so lucky to encounter with this beautiful hawk today. I do know this is a hawk since the size of its body is small but what I do not know what kind hawk is it. Out of curiosity, please let me know when you familiar with this hawk. 

Update: According to USeline this is a Peregrine Falcon.


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7 Comments:

Blogger USelaine said...

You have a beautiful Peregrine Falcon there! Here is a page at the US Geological Survey website for a description: http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/id/framlst/i3560id.html

Several decades ago, these were considered endangered, but their populations have grown, and they take advantage of tall buildings in the cities to nest and hunt now.

April 28, 2008 at 12:22 AM  
Blogger D.C. Confidential said...

Wow! What a gorgeous bird. The coloring around his eye is stunning!

Well done and congratulations on capturing this beauty.

April 28, 2008 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger iBlowfish said...

Hi Uselaine, thank you so much for the information. I can update about this beautiful falcon now.

April 28, 2008 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger babooshka said...

It's definately a Pergrine Falcon, and a stunnig photograph of one. I didn't know they were in Ohio. I rescued a Collared Dove from the claws of a juvenile Pergrine a few years ago. Just screamed at it, he dropped the Dove, who was more shaken then anyhting. Me and birds! They just act a bit wierd around me. It's a beautiful bird, and yet again a beautiful photo.

April 28, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Strangetastes said...

What males this particularly beautiful to me is the color and shape of the eye. With the shape of the beak, its tinge of color and the shape of the head, it looks just like an ancient Egyptian Horus.

April 28, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

Here's a link to the falcon cam that captures the lives of those living at the Terminal Tower - new hatchings have started to arrive!

Great photos, as always.

http://www.falconcam-cmnh.org/news.php

April 28, 2008 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger mouse (aka kimy) said...

you are so lucky to have gotten so up close and personal! great picture - but as sarah said - as always!!!

May 14, 2008 at 10:06 AM  

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