the possible gyrfalcon
- This came today from Don Sanderson:
Thanks Kate and all. It flew over Marlene yesterday morning, so it's
still around, but it is extremely unlikely I'm going to be able to do
the bushwhacking necessary to film it, even if I had an adequate camera.
Sorry. Whatever it is, it is surely not a peregrine, several of which
we've seen in the valley over the past few years. It is much larger and
its call is much deeper. It flies straight, hasn't been seen to soar,
and has dark underwings.