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Old Oct 3, 2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default Peregrine Falcon Release

Made a visit to Hawk Ridge in Duluth, MN, on Lake Superior. This may be one the the busiest raptor migration route in North America. Many thousands of eagles, osprey, falcons and many varities of hawks pass by this ridge. Coming from as far north at the Arctic Circle, they follow the shore of Lake Superior until they round the western tip of the lake. This brings them past Hawk Ridge. The record count for one day is just over 15,000 birds, more that many other sites report in a season! They also capture and band some of the birds. I got this picture of a young Arctic Peregrine Falcon being returned to the wild.



This "girl" has only been flying about three months and is now headed for somewhere in the Amazon, all on her own. Arctic Peregrines are lighter in color, and as this is still young, she'll get a bit darker.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 5:43 PM   #2
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Very cool capture.
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Neat one Bob.

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Thanks for the comments. A few hours after posting I started wondering if this fit into the guidlines for this forum. Can you show people or something else like bird feeders the indicate "the hand of man"? I know some nature photo clubs are strict about this.
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What a cool event!
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What a cool event!
Ditto! These birds need all the help we can give them.
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