Peregrine falcon on Front Street

Received a message in December that a peregrine falcon has been spending a lot of time around Open Square.

On a weekend morning in early January I took a spin through my old neighborhood on my way to run an errand. It didn’t take long to find the falcon, feasting on a pigeon on top of a building on Front Street.

I didn’t have my ideal photo equipment in my truck. But, I did have a camera body and a 200mm lens — with some significant cropping, that was good enough to document the sighting.

  4 comments for “Peregrine falcon on Front Street

  1. Sheila
    January 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I haven’t had an email from you in so long..I didn’t know about the falcon in Holyoke. I’ll have to keep my eyes open. Beautiful pix

  2. Peggy Kelley
    January 21, 2019 at 7:53 am


  3. Dan
    January 21, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Great stuff! Nice to see peregrine falcons in Holyoke in January. Why migrate and fly so far when you have a home in Holyoke?

  4. January 21, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Great shots, Greg!
    I have to tell you I have seen my first TWO in-person bald eagles in person right here in Springfield in the past three months! The first on South Branch Parkway next to Dan Baker Cove in mid-October and the second flying over my work on the corner of St. James Ave. and St. James Blvd. Just amazing!

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