Great news! Last Saturday, on an evening boat ride with Jeff Koziol and friends, Arlene Koziol was shooting a landscape image with a wide angle lens. She reports:
"A raptor sitting in the dead oak tree took off over our heads. Jeff said it was a peregrine Falcon and I said it was a Cooper’s Hawk. Jeff said the bird has pointy wings like a falcon. My statement was it had a long tail like a Cooper’s Hawk. After all, I have photographed and observed both birds on many occasions. Jeff has only seen a picture of a Peregrine. I was so surprised when I blew the image up on my computer. It was a Peregrine Falcon! Jeff was right! According to Roma’s charts, a Peregrine Falcon is a rarity in the Preserve. I sent the image to Roma Lenehan for verification. Roma agreed that the raptor was a Peregrine Falcon!.......As Roma said, very exciting!"
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