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Hampden Heights North Park Bird of Prey

This video was taken  the morning of July 29, 2013 at approximately 7:30 a.m. at the bank of the Cherry Creek in Hentzell Park.  A large raptor was spotted walking in the midst of the prairie dog colony.  Shortly thereafter, another of the large raptors was seen in the cottonwood tree that DPS plans to cut down to build its “school.” Please note the bird’s white chest, white underbelly and white feather “leggings” that go down to its talons. The wingspan is large – at least 3 1/2 to 4 feet.

If you can identify the raptor in the video and know its legal status, please leave a comment or send mail to friendsofdenverparks@gmail.com

Since this was posted other video’s have been taken of the raptor pair that is raising their young near Hampten Heights North Park and were singing in the park. The calls can be heard distinctly.  Can any one identify the breed by the call?  Please leave a comment or sent mail to friendsofdenverparks@gmail.com