Peregrines Woburn: new falcon in town?

October 16, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

_w7i1543-001Made a short visit this morning looking for the Peregrine Falcons in Woburn. An unbanded male? was seen perched atop a utility pole, in the SW corner of the larger parking area. It was just basking in the sun with a few passing clouds. It took off twice in pursuit, and then returned, and landed back at same perch.  Both male and female have been seen with regularity over past many weeks, but this falcon was a bit different with dots on the chest underpart feathers and not the usual lateral barring on the regular unbanded adult male.

Had a chance to capture a nice clear sequence of takeoff photos…..


For those with an interest, 4 photos posted:

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