Peregrine Falcon In My Back Yard

I walked out to my back yard and spotted this peregrine falcon (correct me if I'm wrong) eating what appeared to be a small bird. So I ran inside and took some pictures. Here are the results.

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whitehawk says ... on Thursday, Mar 10 at 6:19 AM

It is a young, red tailed hawk,,very prevalent in Oregon

NO says ... on Wednesday, Mar 9 at 9:40 PM

It looks like a parakeet.

ljg says ... on Wednesday, Mar 9 at 8:40 PM

Nice pic, but this is a juvenile Cooper's Hawk. This is very typical behavior for this bird, but it's not an Osprey or Peregrine.

Mers says ... on Wednesday, Mar 9 at 8:36 PM

Not a peregrine, but other than that I don't know. There are a lot of raptors that look very similar and I don't know enough about them to say which one it is.

Louise says ... on Wednesday, Mar 9 at 6:53 PM

Doesn't look like a peregrine. Doesn't really look like an immature osprey. Except for the eyes, looks like a merlin.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Mar 9 at 5:49 PM

Kinda looks like an immature osprey also...hhnmmmm.

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