Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)
Observed in the Hyacinthe Bay Stewardship Area in 2019 and 2020.
BC List: S3 to S2 depending on subspecies (Blue-Red)
For more information see http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/efauna/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Falco+peregrinus
The bird in the images below, taken on August 25, 2019, on the tide flats of Hyacinthe Bay on Quadra Island, is believed to be Falco peregrinus ssp Pealei, which is blue-listed In BC. This individual was observed attacking (unsuccessfully) juvenile Bonaparte's gulls. It appeared to be a juvenile itself. Observed through a spotting scope and photographed by David Broadland.
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