Monday, 25 April 2016

Peregrine Falcon near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire



Even non-birders have heard of a Peregrine Falcon. A bird that can fly at eye-watering speed, a thing of legend and thankfully a bird that is getting more and more common. The bird is still persecuted by some, especially Pigeon fanciers who object to losing their prized flying rats to these magnificent creatures. I know of at least two sites in the local area where these birds are to be found regularly and I managed to catch up with a pair at one of these sites yesterday where the above heavily cropped photos were taken.

10 comments:

  1. Magnificent bird John. I have been to many sites in England and Wales just to photograph them and each trip was well worth it.

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    1. They are indeed Mike! I remember seeing my first when I was a kid and my Mum and Dad telling me how rare they were, thankfully they are now less rare, but no less special.
      J

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  2. Nice capture John. I have watched them in the past dropping like a stone from a great height near Fineshade Wood. Amazing birds.

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    1. Thanks Roy! Stunning birds, capable of stunning manoeuvres.
      J

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  3. My camera can't take aeriel shots, really annoys me

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    1. Mine has a problem with that as well Simon!
      J

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