Prairie Falcon

Before the next deluge of rain and wind was set to arrive, I wanted to get back out to Brunswick Point. The target bird today, a Prairie Falcon that had been sighted a few days ago. A fairly rare visitor for this area with the last one I saw being in Boundary Bay back in December, 2007. On speaking to other birders on my arrival the bird had been spotted in a few different locations. I made my way along the dyke around the point to a stand of trees adjacent to a farm. The Prairie Falcon was coming and going from the cottonwoods here.

Prairie Falcon
Prairie Falcon

While it was great to see the bird, it was quite some distance off and the grey skies did not help. Hopefully it is still around when the sun makes an appearance again.