[CT Birds] Raptors in Somers

Jim Pfeifer Jim.Pfeifer at erm.com
Fri Jan 13 10:02:02 EST 2017

Had the resident Northern Harrier interacting with a Peregrine Falcon this morning over the corn fields at Durkee Road in Somers.  The Falcon seemed to be harassing the Harrier, and the Harrier at times seemed to be trying to stay behind the Falcon, actively pursuing it to heights of 800-1,000 feet maybe.  The Harrier turned over several times flashing talons up at the Falcon, but at no time did I get the impression that either was trying to really hurt the other.  Was cool to watch.  Eventually, the Falcon drifted southwest, and the Harrier dropped down and started coursing over the fields.

Also, an immature White-Crowned Sparrow, mixed in with about 25-30 Tree Sparrows, in the thickets where the SEO was seen back in Nov. & Dec.

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