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Pererigrin Falcons??? One in STT by fort.

 
AandA2VI
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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!

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Topic starter Posted : December 28, 2013 10:39 pm
JulieKay
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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.

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Posted : December 28, 2013 11:18 pm
AandA2VI
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WOW. So cool, I've never seen one until now. Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : December 31, 2013 2:29 am
Island Star
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We have a lot of Peregrine Falcons on the far west end of STX. I have some wonderful pictures.

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Posted : January 13, 2014 12:00 pm
AandA2VI
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Oh please share!! 😀

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Topic starter Posted : January 13, 2014 2:04 pm
quirion
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There are some near Tipperary as well on the east side.

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Posted : January 17, 2014 6:43 am
JE
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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.

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Posted : January 17, 2014 11:04 pm
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