Photos by Hillary Alvare
UPDATE From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
“As a side note, this falcon was seen before in DC last year. She in fact is not a pure peregrine falcon. She is a hybrid cross and most likely a lost falconry bird.”
Thanks to Hillary from POLITICO for sending these shots from last week “we watched this falcon tear apart a pigeon on our patio furniture for 30 minutes.”
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