|Scientific Name:||Falco columbarius|
|Area:||Beaver Creek State Natural Area, Oregon|
|Date:||September 17, 2014|
This falcon is an uncommon winter resident here in the Willamette Valley from September thru March. This is a female, males have a blue cast to them.
Salemtowne - Salem, Oregon - - - November 24, 2013
taken one minute later as she dashes off to do battle with a crow.
|Reference:||National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Jonathan / The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Nehls, Aversa, & Opperman||