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 Post subject: Gyrfalcon [Juvenile] on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Dec 29 7:20 pm 
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ImageGyrJ1 by BirderBert, on Flickr

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This youngster attacked a passing Red-tailed Hawk though it was uneventful. I didn't realize they were almost identical in size! Wingspan advantage Gyr! Weight advantage Red tail [at least it looked heavier!!

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon [Juvenile] on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Dec 29 7:26 pm 
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Fantastic shots Bert! Nice to see you got so close!!

Where did you have him?

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon [Juvenile] on Sumas Prairie
PostPosted: Dec 29 7:35 pm 
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Wells Line Rd West of Marion, Sumas Prairie, Abbotsford

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 Post subject: Re: Gyrfalcon [Juvenile] on Sumas Prairie
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Beautiful Bert I photographed one in the same location on Dec 1, 2014

ImageGyrfalcon - Abbotsford, BC by Birdergirl, on Flickr

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