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Peregrine Falcon (thanks for correction)

One of the reasons I thought the was an osprey is because of the size. This bird was pretty darn big, much bigger than a hawk; more eagle size. Are Peregrines that big? I thought they were hawk sized. And back at the ranch... I'm not sure what this guy is up to (and no, I don't know he's a guy - could be he's a she). He's been in this tree since this morning (it's 7:30 pm) pretty much all day. This is right next to an eagle's nest that has been there forever. Every once in awhile I can hear him crying out; maybe calling a mate? Do they try to take over eagles' nests?

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Taken on October 3, 2009