Birding in British Columbia

A starting place for birding information for British Columbia, Canada. This web site features a birders discussion forum, links to birding newsgroups, articles and book reviews, checklists, regional hotspots, photo gallery, weather reports, and visiting birder information.
It is currently Nov 21 6:44 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Raptor ID Confirmation
PostPosted: Sep 09 11:41 pm 
Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Mar 22 6:47 pm
Posts: 9
I'm almost certain this is a juvenile Prairie Falcon, based on the face stripe, eyebrow and tummy markings, but would appreciate a confirmation on it. Pretty rare for North Vancouver...

Sorry the pics aren't great - didn't have time to fix the camera settings before he was gone again.

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Raptor ID Confirmation
PostPosted: Sep 10 11:10 am 
Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Mar 22 6:47 pm
Posts: 9
Hmm can't edit. It might be a Merlin? The ID guides I looked at didn't show the cheek stripe on the merlin though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Raptor ID Confirmation
PostPosted: Sep 10 12:11 pm 
Offline
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 19 4:15 pm
Posts: 185
This a Merlin and it's a pacific coastal one as it's so dark in features.

I've seen several recently, at Ambleside Pond there was one feeding on dragonflies!

_________________
Rob Alexander
North Vancouver
http://www.flickr.com/photos/northvanrob/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Raptor ID Confirmation
PostPosted: Sep 10 1:14 pm 
Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Mar 22 6:47 pm
Posts: 9
Thanks Rob. Your name pops up everywhere I go! Much appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group