Once an endangered species in the United States, North American peregrine falcon populations have made a great comeback due to bans on usage of DDT and similar pesticides. I just took these photos at 10:30 on Wall St. overlooking Cripple Cove.
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Sent in from Adam-
It’s definitely a cool raptor, but alas it’s a Cooper’s Hawk. Not as fast as a Peregrine in a stoop, but incredibly agile. These guys are specialists at chasing down birds in thick cover. Accipiters are fairly falcon-like hawks, and the two are easily confused.
Check out this video of a Peregrine Falcon snatching a bird right out of the sky-