[Tweeters] I-90 Peregrine Falcon

Joshua Glant josh.n.glant at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 11:13:48 PDT 2015

Hello Tweets,

I had a short but sweet bird sighting this morning. Driving over the I-90 bridge between Mercer Island and Bellevue, I was reminded of the PEFA pair that were reported to have nested under the bridge girders in previous years. With this in mind, I scanned the light posts, and - there! A falcon perched atop a metal lamp, scanning the highway. This is actually only the second Peregrine Falcon I've come across in my birding career (I'm a young birder, after all), and the only other one came perched on a lamppost on the 520 bridge! There must be something special about PEFAs and light posts, at least in my experience...

Anyways, in the glimpse that I was able to get (from the passenger seat, of course), I saw the blue back and barred, dark underparts with an unmarked, tan breast.

Beautiful bird! I'd like to see them more often.

Good birding, Joshua Glant

Mercer Island, WA

Josh.n.glant at gmail.com

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