Disposal Road Is the Place to Be

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Could be another great weekend for raptor action on Disposal Road.

Ron Shields writes:

"High winds Thursday had the Red-tailed Hawks kiting all afternoon on Disposal Road.  As many as three at one time hunted the side of the landfill. 

"In addition, a lone adult Bald Eagle was sighted flying over the retention pond on its way toward Harrier Meadow. 

"But the highlight was the late afternoon appearance of two peregrine falcons that, after buzzing a red-tail, put on an aerial display to the delight of all. 

"Harriers were nowhere to be found perhaps due to the windy
conditions.  All in all, this week has been very good at Disposal Road. 

"Needless to say, photographic opportunities have abounded." (Thanks, Ron!)

Two more Peregrine shots follow — worth the look.

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3 thoughts on “Disposal Road Is the Place to Be

  1. Pat

    Thanks for all the great raptor shots, Ron. What time of daydid you take the pictures of the Peregrine falcons?

  2. Doug

    I saw at least 2 harriers on Thursday north of the railroad crossing on the east side of Valley Brook Rd.

  3. Ron

    The peregrine falcon images were taken around 5:00PM and are all the same bird. A second falcon (not pictured) was banded.


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