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Jo da Plumbr 06-17-2010 05:42 PM

Any bird brains here?
 
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Anyone know what kind of bird this is?

He was sitting on top of my building this morning giving me the evil eye. :eek:

Very cool looking bird of prey whatever he is.

opaww 06-17-2010 05:49 PM

Falcon..........

Jo da Plumbr 06-17-2010 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by opaww (Post 301495)
Falcon..........

That was my guess, but what the hell is a faclon doing sitting on a highrise in Beverly Hills?

opaww 06-17-2010 05:51 PM

They get around we got them in Louisville, or on the outskirts of Louisville

robocop10mm 06-17-2010 05:54 PM

Hunting pigeons, no doubt. Falcons have taken over Manhatten. The high rise buildings closely mimic their natural cliff side nesting sites. There is an abundance of food for them as other birds are their normal meals. With hundreds of thousands of pigeons flying around, it is a falcon buffet.

cpttango30 06-17-2010 05:56 PM

Peregrine Falcon to be exact. They have the widest range of any falcon species.

Jo da Plumbr 06-17-2010 05:56 PM

Maybe he was waiting for Tiffany's to open. Get himself some bling.

Thanks for the info guys

IGETEVEN 06-17-2010 06:03 PM

It's a Peregrine Falcon to be exact and they are common in and around cities, especially around high rise buildings. The Peregrine falcon is the fastest animal in the world and can reach speeds over 200 mph!

They eat other birds and rodents, they especially like pigeons. :cool:

Jack

robocop10mm 06-17-2010 06:05 PM

The distinctive hooded head is a giveaway. Very cool. We have lots of red tail hawks, harris hawks and now more than a few caracaras around here, but don't see many falcons.

Jo da Plumbr 06-17-2010 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 301519)
The distinctive hooded head is a giveaway. Very cool. We have lots of red tail hawks, harris hawks and now more than a few caracaras around here, but don't see many falcons.

This is the first time I've gotten close enough to take a good photo. I had another building I ran that had a resided BOP. It would sit on one of the ledges and toss pigeon pieces down on folks in the courtyard.


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