Archive for February, 2016

01/22/16 Peregrine Falcons

Posted: February 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

I took another trip back up to the cliffs along the Palisades to see the peregrine falcons. Arrived just in time to see one having breakfast at sunrise. I also witnessed the peregrine dive towards a bald eagle who was cruising up the Hudson River minding it’s own business. The eagle turned upside down and the falcon just whizzed by. The falcon just wanted to make sure the eagle kept on going.

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01/21/16 Urban Peregrine Falcon

Posted: February 6, 2016 in Uncategorized

Early morning I headed up to Hudson County to search for a snowy owl that had been spotted there. It was a bitter cold day. After several hours with no success, I came upon several bird carcasses which I thought were left by the snowy. I decided to hang around and see what happened. Sitting in my car, I happened to look up and this female peregrine falcon was sitting proud on the roof of a warehouse across the street. I realized, this is the falcon’s territory and not the Snowy’s. Not long after, I has the pleasure to witness the hunt. She soared down and snatched a small bird right out of the air.  I was lucky enough to get some shots in flight after she returned and hovered almost directly above. The snowy owls have been elusive this year, but I have had the fortune to see several peregrine falcons.

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