Peregrine Falcon at Dofasco

by Jon
(Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

I was sitting outside where I work at Dofasco in Hamilton at about 10 am. All of a sudden a group of pigeons scattered and a large greyish white raptor swooped after them and collided with one forcing its head on into the side of the building.

The dead pigeon fell to the ground with the falcon following after it.

We watched it for about 10 minutes while it tore the bird apart.

While this was taking place we were no more than 15 ft away. We left to do some work and when we went back all that was left there was feathers and blood.

I'm an avid bird watcher and this was a cool sight to see.

I will point out that there was no I.D. band on this bird, medium size perhaps a bit smaller than a Red Tailed Hawk. Mostly white under belly with grey spotty type markings with a hooked beak.

One of my favourite all time bird sightings and there have been many. Very similar to the one in the picture.

Thanks for the info and picture - I am going to post this on our facebook page so that our facebook friends can also enjoy it.

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