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 Post subject: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
PostPosted: Jan 06 11:09 am 
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Mike Tabak found a Prairie Falcon this morning on Mckechnie Rd and Connecting Rd just now and he got some photos!

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
PostPosted: Jan 06 1:05 pm 
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The Prairie Falcon is currently sitting in his new favourite tree on the east side of the road in a field halfway between Mckechnie Rd and Dewdney Trunk Rd.


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
PostPosted: Jan 06 4:24 pm 
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I had an extra hour or so this morning so I thought I would try my luck at finding the Prairie Falcon from this morning. I need to add one to my life list and thought what the heck. I found it in a tree quite a ways off in a field. The original 'spotter' (Mike Tabak) showed up and allowed me to look through his scope. One more I can safely add to my list- cool. I would not have been able to confirm it as a Prairie Falcon on my binoculars alone. I have half decent Nikon's but without his scope I could not make out the markings.. Alas, the regular sightings for the area of Harriers, Eagles, Hawks etc rounded out my little trip. A pair of Western Meadowlarks was a nice little side highlight. I nice handsome devil in the trees back in Walnut Grove / Derby Reach welcomed me back. Just a regular bird in a tree shot but felt the need to take one more shot on the way home. The documenting shots are included here.
This is from my cell phone of the tree the Falcon was in. I can't even make it out in the shot.
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A much cropped and super sharpened (to get detail in face features) shot with lens at 400.
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... and this dark faced one
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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Congrats on relocating the Prairie Falcon Everett! Nice shot too and nice shot of the Red-tailed Hawk.

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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thanks. Though 'nice shots ' is VERY VERY generous...
Nice finds for sure!


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
PostPosted: Jan 06 6:47 pm 
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Lol Everett :wink:

Here is Mike Tabak's lovely shot of the bird:

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
PostPosted: Jan 12 8:04 pm 
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Dan Tyson had the Prairie Falcon at Mckechnie and Connecting Rd in Pitt Meadows this afternoon.


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Devin de Zwaan had the Prairie Falcon perched in a lone, crooked tree in a farm field east of Sharpe Rd between Old Dewdney Trunk Rd and Connecting Rd.

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Super find! Gives me something to search for now I live on the mainland again...


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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Mike Tabak relocated the Prairie Falcon today in the large cottonwood tree near Dewdney Trunk Rd and Neaves Rd. It later flew east and landed in a large cottonwood along Sharpe Rd, then flew to McKetchnie, then Hale Rd, then landed in a large conifer along Dewney Trunk Rd between Hale Rd and Harris Rd.

He also found a dark morph immature Harlan's Hawk was along Dewney Trunk as well

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Here are two great photos Mike Tabak got of the Prairie Falcon and Harlan's Hawk yesterday

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Brent and Wayne Diakow got the Prairie Falcon at 11:00 am on Rannie Rd. just north of McNeil Rd.

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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My sister and I currently are looking at the Prairie falcon in a tree on Connecting Rd between Sharpe and Mckechnie.

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Peter Candido and Seb Pardo have the Prairie Falcon at Mckechnie Rd between Connecting and Old Dewdney Trunk Rds.

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 Post subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows
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Len and Dian Jellicoe had the Prairie Falcon on Sharpe and Rd today.

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