This weekend, our friends from “Tiny Boxes” are staying with us while they play a two night gig at the Cary Street Cafe. They brought their Peregrine Falcon along!
This entry was posted on November 16, 2013 by J Moser. It was filed under Uncategorized .
You’ll be going to the Hawksbill peak more just to catch this bird in flight!
November 19, 2013 at 9:59 am
Not sure if you saw the raven I caught in flight at Hawksbill summit but it made the trip for me : http://o3bigpicture.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/panorama-13-edit-222b.jpg
November 19, 2013 at 10:07 am
Hawskbill peak is also the site of a Peregrine Falcon restoration project. The summit of Hawksbill Mountain can be reached by a short hike from a trailhead located at the Upper Hawksbill parking area, just off of Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.
The National Park Service has constructed a stone observation platform at the summit. Byrd’s Nest No. 2, one of a series of shelters built in the park by Senator Harry Byrd, is nearby.
The north face of Hawksbill Peak is a 2,500-foot (760 m) drop into Timber Hollow, which is the largest elevation change in the park. The summit is one of the few places in Shenandoah National Park where one can find balsam fir, a tree more typical of northern New England and southeast Canada. Red spruce was once found near the summit but the last of the trees died out over 20 years ago.
November 19, 2013 at 7:25 pm
November 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm
This bird is way too fast for me to catch in flight but may get lucky one day? I’ve been seeing a Coopers Hawk all summer and it just shoots by before I have a chance to blink. I enjoy the fact that I’m aware of these predators even if I can’t photograph. Looking forward to hearing more about your house guests!
Really nice photos, it made my day!
November 19, 2013 at 11:00 pm
Looking forward to telling you about it when we have time. I thought about calling you while they were here, but the bird was only brought out at random times and only for a few minutes at a time. One thing I found out: One species of Peregrine is extinct, the one in the pictures is a different species… the ones we have living downtown are a hybrid.
November 20, 2013 at 11:25 am
No big deal, I’ve had a close up encounter with a wild raptor. My interest lies more in hanging out with a tame Crow or Raven. I seem to have the luck with photographing Red Tail Hawks and hoping for a better shot of a Osprey. This winter I tend to enjoy the Chickadees and hope to catch one in flight.
Bon’s bird is gorgeous! Look forward to hearing about.
November 21, 2013 at 12:26 am
This photo I took last March may be a falcon?
December 14, 2013 at 11:35 pm
January 1, 2014 at 11:52 pm
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