Date: 11/8/19 9:54 am From: Dave Leibert <xdave...> Subject: Peregrine falcon . Easton, PA Northampton county
While driving over the route 22 bridge from Easton to Phillipsburg I noticed a raptor circling on the upstream side of the bridge. This is the bridge over the Delaware river from PA into New Jersey.
This falcon circled without flapping and a few times had the hyper past wing beat. I could see the mustache naked eye while driving over the bridge. It would have been nice to pull over and watch this guy but this would be difficult to do . This bird was only a little above eye level for me.
It looked pretty dark . I primarily saw its dorsal view and would say that this individual was a male.I am always curious if peregrines are going to use Easton as a nesting territory. Last year I may have seen one in this location but the look was not very good. Easton looks like a likely spot for a peregrine territory with the two rivers, tall buildings and small ridges.