Peregrine Falcon west of Meadowcreek today, March 21, 2006

Observers: Debby Parker
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Date: 03/21/2006
Time: 07:15 PM -0500


As a tight flock of starlings flew into a tree over my head and landing as if avoiding a predator, a larger bird flew in above them and circled low. To my surprise it was an adult Peregrine Falcon with a black narrow "mustache", coming down into a pure white face, chin and breast. The shape of the wings, when seen from below, were fairly straight to a point and the color was pale with some dark at the tail tip. The breast was gray with fine horizontal bars. Then it was gone! The starlings sat tight and seemed to move cautiously when they finally did fly.