Monday, February 9, 2009

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

The guidebook said the lighthouse area was a good place to see peregrine falcons. Here's a picture of one on the lighthouse.

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Anonymous Ben S. said...

Um, I hate to break it to you, but this is not a Peregrine falcon. It's an American Kestrel, one of the smallest types of falcons. :-) Note the orange-ish tail with the heavy bars across the tips of the tailfeathers. Also, the orange-tinted breast and barred outer tailfeathers say that this is an American Kestrel. Peregrine falcons are larger than kestrels and do not have orange-ish tailfeathers or breasts. Even though, they both have similar "mustaches" on their faces, these identifying marks can help you differentiate between the two.
Here are two pictures of a Peregrine as an example:
http://tinyurl.com/ya9c7ru
http://tinyurl.com/ybm39pp

Have fun!

September 25, 2009 at 9:19 PM  

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