It appears as though the adult grey morph first seen in Ottawa, Ontario by Tony Beck and Nina Stavlund in early December, and once again seen on Christmas day, continues. A birder sent this image into the OFNC sightings line and it was forwarded over to (lucky) me. A good go-to on perched birds (if they are at all contentious as to their ID) is the wing-to-tail-length ratio; note how far short of the tail tip the wings are falling in this posture…not something you’d see on a Peregrine.
It was seen this afternoon (January 10th) from Britannia Point (Britannia Filtration Plant), which is the northeastern dead end of Cassels Street, just east of Mud Lake.
Photo: Adult Gyrfalcon with Mallard prey. Daniel Shaw. 10 January 2019.
Photo: Juvenile grey morph Gyrfalcon on the frozen-over Ottawa River, seen from Britannia Filtration Plant early in the afternoon on 11 January 2019. Eric Baldo.