Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I'll tell you

John at DC Birding figured it out. It is a very young gyrfalcon. Cindy Palmatier says it must be male because it landed exhausted on a fishing boat 30 miles off the coast of Kodiak, Alaska. She said it wouldn't stop and ask directions. The captain let it ride back to Kodiak and then called Fish & Wildlife.

After a good rest it should be ready for a map and then release.

5 comments:

Clare said...

Um, in my defence all of our Gyrfalcons are white phase here. Actually I thought the moustache was too thick for a Kiggavik.

Dave said...

In your defence, it's not a great picture. He was a little defensive and I didn't want to stress him out getting in much closer.

Mike said...

In my defense, I wouldn't know a gyrfalcon if it poached my lunch.

Dave said...

As long as your not eating farm raised quail, your lunch is safe with this one.

Clare said...

And the sun was in my eyes, yeah, that's it the sun was in my eyes.