Sorry for the late post, seen today at 11am
From: Tom Wheatley
Sent: March 10, 2018 12:31:32 PM
To: Ontbirds ontario
Subject: Possible Gyrfalcon - Presquile/Gosport
Observed from Stoney Point Rd, which is on the east side of Presqu'ile Bay, but
probably best searched for from Gosport at /near the Harbourview Marina Cafe
on Lambton St @ Baldwin St.
I observed a very large, grey falcon (Snowy owl size) sitting on the ice edge
from 11-11:10 with a scope. It may have been feeding on a kill. Larger than
nearby ducks. It flew low over the water north, (dark grey back, lighter grey
underneath , with whitish breast and throat, body and wing shape correct for
Falcon) then slowly rose above Gosport ...up, up and away , as Peregrines do
when gaining altitude.
Peregrine cannot be ruled out.
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