Monday, August 24, 2020

A Falcon in My Neighborhood



Last night, when returning from my evening walk, I looked up and there on the roof of my next door neighbor's house was a large magnificent bird that I'm guessing was a peregrine or prairie falcon (professional photo from free Internet site)





Unfortunately, with my limited photography skills and only my Ipad, I couldn't get a good shot because the beautiful bird was too high up! At first I wondered if it was a eagle, but then I realized it was some kind of a hawk. 

I found these 2 professional photos online that looked pretty much like the bird that I saw on my neighbor's roof. (The photos are from a free site)-





Below is my sad photo. This is the best and closest photo that I could get.. It's a shame
He was up there for a long time and didn't seem to be intimidated by me. I was making noise, going in and out of the house, closing doors and he just sat and looked at me and didn't flinch! 


Can anyone tell from my photo what kind of bird? 

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14 comments:

  1. I don't know the name of the bird..but look at those eyes...so vivid and beautiful.

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  2. Such a magnificent bird. It almost sounds as if he enjoyed being your photo prop! :-)

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  3. It is a beauty alright. It was pretty sure of itself too since it stayed so long in spite of your activity.

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  4. I'm fascinated by raptors. What a treat for you to have a falcon!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/08/big-batch-quick-dinner-rolls.html

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  5. WOWZA! What a gorgeous bird! The captures are stunning!

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  6. It's a shame that you couldn't get a clearer shot. I'm not convinced it is a Peregrine or even a falcon. I think it's a hawk, one that is probably fairly common in the area you live.

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  7. That's a fabulous observation Judee. Blessings of nature alongside your walks.Thanks for making extra efforts to research and put some other clicks. Definitely looks like Falcon.

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  8. So pretty, whatever it is! Birds are fascinating! Teresa from NanaHood

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  9. Do you have any idea of his size? I'm thinking a red-tailed hawk or a red-shouldered hawk. Regardless, it is a magnificent sight. He was patiently hunting from the vantage point of your roof. This should help: https://www.birdsoutsidemywindow.org/2011/04/19/falcon-or-hawk/ Thanks for posting, I love birds! -judith

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  10. What a beauty! You have some wonderful photos here. We have a lot of hawks, but I've never seen a falcon around.

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  11. It does look like a hawk of some sort .... your examples seem pretty close. What a sight to see!

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