Ellsworth police rescued a peregrine falcon that flew into Kiddo in downtown Ellsworth. Credit: Courtesy of Ellsworth Police Department

Ellsworth police officers rescued a peregrine falcon that had flown into a downtown shop Saturday and got stuck inside against the storefront window.

The Ellsworth Police Department received a call from a business saying a “big hawk” had flown into the store, according to a Facebook post by the department. Two officers rescued and released the bird, which was determined to be a peregrine falcon.

Photos posted by the police department show the falcon sitting on a box in the storefront window of Kiddo, a children’s store. A worker also posted a photo showing a pigeon in the store that she said the falcon chased inside.

Paul Koenig is chief digital editor at the Bangor Daily News. He previously spent six years at Maine magazine, as managing editor and then editor. Before that he worked at Old Port magazine, Mainebiz and...