Pererigrin Falcons??? One in STT by fort.
I couldn't believe it - are they common here??? Migrants? Last bird I expected to see here. He was perched on a line by the fort right above the bustling blue cruise tents. I got the worlds worst pic but spent a good 15 min trying to convince myself that's what it was. Never have seen one before. Cool!
Yes, they are uncommon, but they do reside in the West Indies from October to April - non-breeding. We had one quite often around our house on St. Croix in CV. Beautiful birds.
WOW. So cool, I've never seen one until now. Thanks.
We have a lot of Peregrine Falcons on the far west end of STX. I have some wonderful pictures.
Oh please share!! 😀
There are some near Tipperary as well on the east side.
In my 9 years here on STX I have seen quite a few American Kestrels, which is a smallish falcon that lives here year around, but never a Peregrine Falcon. Not to say they don't make it this far south, just that I have never seen one, but my bird book, Birds of the West Indies, does not mention them either. By the way, we also have Red-Tailed Hawks that are permanent residents.