[Tweeters] Gyrfalcon - Snohomish - Close views and pics

Doug Schurman doug at bodyresults.com
Sat Jan 4 18:56:01 PST 2014


I arrived in the general area the Gyrfalcon had been seen and Russ
Koppendrayer had it lined up in a scope in a distant tree of which he had
just seen it fly to. That was an easy tick but I was hoping for some decent
photos. We drove down the road to a close place to the tree and had some
better views. Then the bird flew to a tree right next to the road at a large
farm house at approximately 12339 Old Snohomish Monroe Rd. Someone coming
out of the driveway told me the place was a duck hunting lodge. Perfect spot
for a Gyr. A couple neighbors from the other side of the street came out and
one said he had seen that bird for a week or more and had thought it was a
Peregrine. The bird hung around for 20 minutes or so in the tree and then
flew East down the road and posted up on the top of a fir tree.



I took a bunch of pics. Here are a few

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/11766036154/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/11766032184 - close-up of head



from the fir tree

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/11766393976/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/11765882233/in/photostream/



Happy Birding



Doug Schurman

NE Seattle

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