Yesterday, this guy kept soaring over Spar Cove. I think he was considering a Bufflehead for lunch.
That didn’t happen, at least not while we were there, so I didn’t have to watch the drama.
I don’t know if this is a Peregrine Falcon or some type of hawk. Last night I kept looking in those bird-ID sites, but I’m still not sure. ID:ing birds is obviously not my strong point.
Either way, all birds of prey are impressive. He must have been down on the ground when we arrived, because all of a sudden something BIG came up, out of the cove. Didn’t have my camera out then, but he kept coming back.
Now, when I look at him again, I’m leaning more and more towards some hawk.
This could be the same guy, who lit on our balcony, back in November! 🙂
How often haven’t we joked about — when the occasional bald eagle makes a fly-by — if we were to sit by the table and all of a sudden an eagle was gazing in at you! Last time he flew by, it was really close!
Were it not for the northern wind, this could turn out to be a lovely day, but it’s the same, blustery wind as yesterday.
UPDATE: I got a little help from the Flickr Bird-ID group. It was a Northern Harrier I saw yesterday, and the bird on the balcony was an immature Peregrine Falcon.
Now I know 🙂