Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Peregrine. F***ing. Falcon! UPDATE: "Cooper's Hawk." DAMMIT!
I had noticed a strange bird swooping by my feeders out on the "Monogamous Compound" and wondered what the F is THAT thing?
A few blurry glimpses. A few aborted attempts at a photo.
Then today, my lovely wife snaps a lovely perched shot of this guy under a blanket of December snow.
Peregrine. F***ing. Falcon.
Fastest bird... nay ANIMAL... in the world!
Can swoop down at 200 F'ING MILES PER HOUR!
Eats rock doves, apparently.
Which makes sense, because I have so many rock doves around my feeder it's looks like a damn Sizzler for predatory apex birds!
>>>>>>> UPDATE >>>>>>>>
Thanks to many better eyed BIRD NERDS out there.... for correcting.
I am crestfallen. BUT... still happy to have attracted a spectacular "Cooper's Hawk."
I shall add it to my collection.