View Full Version : Falcon Spotted in Brookhaven

Eagle Owl
04-17-2010, 02:26 PM
There has been a falcon spotted at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. Pretty good pics. This was posted on another list:

From a College ...

These pictures were taken at BNL yesterday morning. The falcon, has jesses, so it is likely an escaped bird from a local falconer.

http://picasaweb.google.com/tixbirdz/BrookhavenFalcon (http://picasaweb.google.com/tixbirdz/BrookhavenFalcon)# (Thank you Shai for hosting these pictures)

Video of a Hawk Eating a Pigeon outside Office Bldg. @ BNL (Bldg. 400)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ay0-JNwOU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5ay0-JNwOU)


Chip Hamilton
Bird Conservation Biologist
NYS DEC Region 1
50 Circle Road
SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11790
631) 444-0308

04-18-2010, 02:54 AM
Wow, I couldn't make out a band or a transmitter.

04-18-2010, 05:53 AM
Wow, I couldn't make out a band or a transmitter.
In the pictures it looks to have a band that can be seen in pic 4 and 6, on the birds right foot (left side in the picture), and it is between the bottom of the cuff and the foot (not a very knowledgeable set up). Looks to be probably a gyr/saker or definitely something with some saker blood in it.

04-18-2010, 12:19 PM
wow great looking bird some where there is a falconer needing to see these pics and get over there and find that lovely lookin bird

04-18-2010, 02:44 PM
That was my first thought too Pete, a gyr/saker of some %. It looks as if that cuff has seen better days. I wonder if the band may have started above the bracelet and worked its way down?

04-18-2010, 04:00 PM
We'd like to think that Jeff. But actually, i have seen them in this position on more than a few falconers birds over the years.