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Re: Peregrines in winter?
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- Subject: Re: Peregrines in winter?
- From: "Reece Mitchell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 07:37:10 -0500
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Some of the Peregrines (if not all) that nest in Western NC stay around all
winter. They are now beginning to get interested in mating. There is a pair
at Looking Glass Rock near Brevard and at least one has been seen at Devil's
Courthouse on The Parkway. They are seen on several of the Christmas Counts
in the area.
A few years ago one spent some time on the BB&T Building in Asheville. At
that time there was also a Coopers Hawk around the same area so, while it is
entirely possible that the bird seen eating a Pigeon was a Peregrine it
might have been a Coopers. If the observer got a good look and knows
something about raptors the report is probably accurate.
----- Original Message -----
To: "CAROLINABIRDS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 11:47 PM
Subject: Peregrines in winter?
> Someone claims to have seen a Peregine Falcon eating a Rock Dove in
> Asheville last weekend. Peregrines have been reported hanging around our
> "skyscraper," the BB&T building, but would one be here in the winter? The
> Asheville Citizen-Times is doing an article on the Great Backyard Bird
> Count, and the reporter asked me what I thought about this sighting. Any
> Charlotte Goedsche
> Charlotte Goedsche/Cynthia Janes
> Asheville NC