Overcast, windy and perhaps a few degrees below zero (Warning - Peregrine Feeding)

January 11, 2010 - Burlington - Lift Bridge

Matt MacGillivray Reports:

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Female Pefa feeding on Rock dove on the concrete pier below the Burlington lift bridge at approximately 12:00pm EST.  Was soon joined by male Pefa, which made slow approach and picked up the discarded head before flying off.  Female ate the bulk of the dove and flew off with the remainder of the carcas while an adult Herring Gull chased after. After a brief chase sequence, the female landed on the overhead wires.

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Female has black over green band on left leg, and reddish/purple band on right leg. At first it appeared this bird had Black K over Green I…but on further inspection, i believe the “I” is a scratch on the band. Another view has what may possibly be a (Black K Green 83)?

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Male bird has black ”01″ over “V” on the left leg and a silver band on the right.  There may be another digit beside the 0. Unfortunately i was not able to capture a better view before the male took flight.

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Observation and Photos by Peeter Musta, on December 30th via ONTBIRD.

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Incredible Photos Peeter!  This kind of contribution is fantastic.  Keep them coming!