by Mark Schrull
6/3/2013 Lorain, Ohio – For the past two days, Rhonda and I have seen a Falcon on the prowl, jumping from tree to tree in Lorain County Metro Park, Day’s Dam. On both occasions he was being chased by a group of black birds and starlings obviously defending their nest against this predator bird.
By checking search engine images, I believe him to be an adult male. My photographs are poor as he didn’t sit still for long. The defending birds chased him into this group of trees. I can’t find him hidden in there, but I did find one of the defending birds that chased him in and circled him in this photo.
He wasn’t in these trees long, and took off toward the forest along the Black River. Here are the photos I caught of him in flight.
We will definitely be trying to capture a better image of him in days to come.
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