[Tweeters] Is this a peregrine or a goshawk?

Michael Clawson michael.v.clawson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 6 11:50:02 PDT 2012


By the way the bars around the eyes go down below the beak and not simply
back like a mask leads me to believe peregrine
Thanks
Mike C
Monroe, Wa

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Nancy Wagner <
nancy at nancywagnerphotography.com> wrote:


> I’ve been looking for sandhill cranes near Othello, and got lucky enough

> to see what I think is a goshawk in the fields just east of Othello. I saw

> it yesterday. I thought it was a large, stocky red-tailed hawk at first

> glance, and almost kept going. But I decided to get a closer look, and was

> so excited when I looked through my lens to see that big brown eye and

> telltale mustache! Question is, I’m unsure what I’ve seen–is it a peregrine

> or a goshawk–so I’d appreciate any feedback. I didn’t see the white behind

> the eye the prairie falcon has, so I eliminated that possibility. I posted

> a photo on my blog at:

>

> http://nancywagnerphotography.blogspot.com/2012/04/which-falcon.html

>

> Thanks!

>

> Nancy Wagner

> Bothell, WA

> Nancy AT nancywagnerphotography.com

>

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