Date: 2/21/18 12:56 pm
From: Barbara Deihl <barbdeihl...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Prairregrine Falcon in Samish Flats
Well, after receiving several excellent photos of the "Sunset" Prairie Falcon, seen by a few of you in January and early February, I must admit that, even though some of these pics show telltale dark Prairie axillaries on the undersides of the wings, some of them don't, leading me still to guess that there has been a lookalike (or 2) Prairie or, a juvenile Peregrine, some of each OR a combo mix (joke), a Prairregrine Falcon. Those zoomed-in shots showing the birds in flight, taking off or alighting, truly make a great difference in one's ability to accurately Identify the species one is seeing - several other factors help , too. Thanks for your help all of you who shared your sightings and photos. And, if any of you wish to see a photo or 2 of a true visiting Samish PRFA, underwings and all, I'll see what I can do to accommodate you. Send me an email request. though the photographers may wish to limit sharing their copyrighted images.
Meanwhile, keep on the falcon searches...

Barb Deihl
Matthews Beach Neighborhood - NE Seattle
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