Arctic Falcon? in Help Me Identify a North American Bird Posted June 10, 2021 I didn't manage to get a picture, but I saw an interesting bird. It was circling overhead in Northern Alaska this afternoon. I thought it was a jaeger at first, but when I looked at it through my binoculars it was falcon-shaped and solid gray. It had a short, fanned tail and smallish, thin wings, and a hooked beak. I looked at possible species, but it looked too gray to be a peregrine falcon and too small to be a gyrfalcon. I didn't get the best look at it, so I could be wrong. Any ideas?