Some raptors draw attention if you know where to look.
This winter a snowy owl has been hanging out at Union Station in Washington, DC often perching on the Ceres statue (above) in Louis Saint-Gaudens’ Progress of Railroading series. (Ceres is indicated by arrow below.)
Angela N has been photographing the owl since 13 January and found it in a very photogenic pose last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, back in Pittsburgh, a peregrine falcon drew attention in late January at Duck Hollow when it harassed a bald eagle on 29 January, captured by Joe Fedor.
And harassed the gulls on 30 January, captured by Stephen Bucklin.
In both cases we can tell it’s a peregrine because of its sickle shape and pointed wings. In the gull photos it has the same wingspan as the ring-billed gulls.
It’s nice to have photos of the birds that draw attention.