April 14, 2008
Matthew Frederick saw this Peregrine Falcon outside a 20th-floor office window in Pittsburgh.
The one-year-old female falcon (Falco peregrinus)
was only inches from the glass, and it remained for more than an hour. Matthew took the photo in July of 2007 with his Canon Powershot SD450, a pocket-size point-and-shoot digital camera. The red brick building in the background is the historic William Penn Hotel.
You can see Peregrine Falcons at these great birdwatching hotspots:
- Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
- California's Salton Sea
- Union Bay Natural Area, Seattle, WashingtonDirections, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.Talk about this photo, and read what other people are saying about it, in our photography forum.
View additional Photo of the Week portraits of Peregrine Falcons:
- Mariah, the falcon that nests on the Eastman Kodak building in Rochester, New York
- An adult and chick on a Minneapolis office buildingRead guidelines on how to submit your picture to Photo of the Week.