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Falcon gets bird's-eye view of Ottawa commuters

Ever get that creepy feeling you're being watched? Well, some commuters in Ottawa were being monitored this morning.

Camera-shy falcon didn't show its face

This bird monitored commuters along Highway 417 this morning in Ottawa. (Ontario Ministry of Transportation)

An Ontario Ministry of Transportation traffic camera caught what looked to be a peregrine falcon perched high above Highway 417 near Churchill Avenue in Ottawa this morning.

The bird refused to show its face on camera. (Ontario Ministry of Transportation)

Or at least some of it.

The camera-shy bird chose not to show its head for a glamour shot.

It'll have to work up its courage if it ever wants to become as famous as this Montreal snowy owl, which was also caught on a traffic camera.

This curious snow owl looks straight at Transport Quebec's traffic camera along Highway 40 at Sources Boulevard. (Transport Quebec)