The falcon

In addition to the red-tailed hawks I showed you yesterday, the Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center introduced a peregrine falcon at their Lavender Festival presentation. It is one of the fastest creatures alive, and a fearsome hunter. It has legendary eyesight which becomes obvious when you see the size of its eyes relative to its head. Illustrations I’ve seen don’t do these birds justice.

I was so taken with this bird I don’t recall why it cannot be returned to the wild. That left wing may have been permanently injured. As sad as that is, I’m grateful to have had an opportunity to see it alive and up close (thanks to my zoom lens).

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