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Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) User: Chris  (See all photos - 1682)
Canada captive / domesticated Gyrfalcon x Peregrine hybrid seen at Dorval beside the runway 24 left. This bird has a tracking device and is used by the falconer as a means of scaring away ducks and geese from the runways. The bird can soar up to and above the "ceiling" which is the base of the clouds, however with only a hand wave it will return. It was fed a bird upon return. There are also 2 hawks the falconer uses.
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Date: June 14, 2009
Details: Captive / Domesticated, Hybrid
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Chris




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Gyrfalcon x Peregrine hybrid seen at Dorval beside the runway 24 left. This bird has a tracking device and is used by the falconer as a means of scaring away ducks and geese from the runways. The bird can soar up to and above the "ceiling" which is the base of the clouds, however with only a hand wave it will return. It was fed a bird upon return. There are also 2 hawks the falconer uses.
· Date: June 14, 2009 · Views: 3,006
· Dimensions: 1024 x 717 ·
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drhalsall
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June 14, 2009 21:37 Rating: 10.00 

Excellent action shot with a great background.
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johanna
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Registered: December 2006
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June 15, 2009 01:26

Great to see this bird at work!
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Sue
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June 15, 2009 06:16

Nice catch
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Greg
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Registered: December 2008
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June 21, 2009 02:59

Hi Chris, this is actually a gyr/peregrine hybrid. Nice shot.
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Chris

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June 26, 2009 00:34

Oops. Thanks for the correction!
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