Amazing falcon photo captured in Flint - WNEM TV 5

Amazing falcon photo captured in Flint

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(Source: Kristy Bearse) (Source: Kristy Bearse)

You may have seen this photo posted by TV5's David Custer a few days ago.

It was taken by Kristy Bearse on the 15th floor of Flint's Mott Foundation Building on April 6. It shows a falcon perched on the ledge outside of her window.

The bird is a Peregrine Falcon.

Bearse said it is one of two falcons that have been in downtown Flint for several years. They are known as Barry and Majesty.

The Peregrine Falcon was virtually eradicated from eastern North America by pesticide poisoning in the middle 20th century. After recovery efforts the birds made a rebound and aqre regularly seen in large cities and coastal areas.

They hunt medium-sized birds by dropping down on them from above.

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