Peregrine Falcon - Osoyoos, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 00.820 W 119° 21.374
11U E 327713 N 5431649
Quick Description: Peregrine Falcon is located on a Hwy. 3. There are 9 animal sculptures all within 3 km of each other. From Osoyoos the first is 16 km east from the bridge. From Bridesville 15 km west. All the sculptures are on public display and visited at any time.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/6/2014 7:57:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMMV1V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Peregrine Falcon is one of the smaller bronze sculpture placed by Osoyoos Mountain Estates at the entrances to their featured properties. Peregrine Falcon is very well executed and is displayed on large rocks. He is perched, always alert, waiting for that unsuspecting bird to soar by. The sculpture was created by an unknown artist. We have passed these sculptures on several occasions and they were most likely placed about 2011.

Peregrine falcons are formidable hunters that prey on other birds including bats. They hunt from above and, after sighting their prey, drop into a steep, swift dive that can top 200 miles an hour.

They are among the world's most common birds of prey and live on all continents except Antarctica. They prefer wide open spaces, and thrive near coasts where shorebirds are common, but they can be found everywhere from tundra to deserts. Peregrines are even known to live on bridges and skyscrapers in major cities.

Source: National Geographic

"Osoyoos Mountain Estates, one of British Columbia’s foremost property developers in the popular and picturesque Okanagan Valley. One to four hectare (2.5 to 10 acre) lots are available for development in two unique subdivisions – Bighorn and Raven Hill. From panoramic views of Lake Osoyoos to sweeping vistas of the open valley, Osoyoos Mountain Estates’ development combines the best of both worlds: prime location in one of the country's most sought after areas and a climate that allows year round outdoor activities."

Osoyoos Mountain Estates are the registered owner of approximately 1,336 hectares (3,300 acres) of land located on Anarchist Mountain. Of those 1,336 hectares, over 750 (1,850 acres) have been set aside for conservation."

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Peregrine Falcon

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Unknown

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 2011

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Hwy. 3

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