Although falcons aren't huge birds, this one was fairly easy to spot... I'd heard it was often at City Hall, and I saw it from several blocks away. (Then again, at about 16 inches, with a wingspan of about 40 inches, they aren't small birds, either!)
|Peregrine Falcon on the east side of Regina City Hall. © SB|
Peregrine Falcons are birds of prey, hunting "mainly medium-size birds from high above in spectacular swoops," my Sibley guide says.
Pigeons — and robins — beware...
|High, high - yes, almost near the roof |
and sky in this urban canyon. © SB
For those who know Regina City Hall, the picture above shows the falcon's position on the ledge. And, for those who don't, this total building shot (taken a couple of weeks ago at the Mayor's Poetry City Challenge), shows the scale — although to see the falcon yesterday, you'd have had to walk around the corner to the east side.
|Regina City Hall. Walk around to the right, |
towards the rest of downtown, to see the falcon.
(If, that is, it's there...) © SB
What is this? Peregrine Falcon
Location: Downtown Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo date: April 24, 2013.