Friday, April 25, 2014

Falcon Rest

(Got these terrific pix with emails from Pat Wright, Photographer and Bill Dunson!)

Hi Bill,
I visited the beach early this morning on Boca Grande and found a beautiful peregrine falcon sitting on a piece of driftwood. Is this the female? I'm sure she was looking for a nice bird to catch. I know these birds don't nest in Florida, but do they migrate from here to Central or South America and would they be doing that now, in the Spring?
Pat Wright

Males and females look identical except that the females are larger. But judging size in a bird that is not sitting next to something of a known size is difficult/impossible.
Bob/Merrill and some friends saw a hawk kill a red knot on the Knight Island beach and I suspect it was a peregrine.

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