Date: 9/21/17 11:26 am From: David Lawton via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Hartford - Interesting Large Falcon
Minutes ago. From office downtown, I heard a Peregrune alarm cry and turned to watch a large grayish brown bird I initially thought was a RTH scaring a large pigeon flock and being bothered by a significantly smaller Peregrine.
It headed south maybe a kilometer quickly on stiff straight wings before returning toward me, passing my building. At which point the Peregrine took after it again and I lost sight.
It had an obviously distended crop, with head protruding out and downward. It was large and powerful, with significant barring high on the chest to its throat. Mustache less clearly defined but dark and wide.
Color viewed from above, as mentioned above, was not at all slate blue-gray but warm toned dark reddish brown.