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Post Number: 18
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 9:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

just got back from matagamasi-laura-chiniguchi-wolf loop trip.
second morning saw 2 moose swim across n.e. arm of matagamasi just past the pictographs. as we approached the portage to flume, saw in silhoutte a large falcon that appeared to be much larger than a merlin. had a similar sighting a day later on evelyn lake.
on our last night, while camped at the top of the north arm of matagamasi opposite the portage, we heard a loud "ki-ki-ki-ki" and got out the binocs in time to see what we at first thought was an osprey land in a treetop across the bay. we observed it in the treetop until it took flight again, fully illuminated by the late afternoon sun.
it was unmistakably a peregrine falcon: size of a raven, pointed wings, long straight tail and above all the very distinctive thick black vertical bands down the face.
we thought we saw one 8 years ago on the sturgeon but weren't 100% sure (only 99%).
anyone else seen these?
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Post Number: 269
Registered: 02-2004

Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Well letís hope we do! The Peregrine Falcon is a Species at Risk and this can mean a lot in preserving forest habitat. Good spotting! t&id=108
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 05-2010
Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I saw a Peregrine on Lady Evelyn as well this year, did get a photo but was backlit and from a distance

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