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_____________________________________________________________________________________ Birds 150 Peregrine Falcons

 

 

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (juvenile)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (juvenile)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (juvenile)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (juvenile)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (juvenile)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (f)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (juvenile)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus (juvenile)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCONS Falco peregrinus (juveniles)

 

 

PEREGRINE FALCONS Falco peregrinus (juveniles)

 

 

         All bar one of these photographs illustrate juvenile Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus photographed at a site in London (with the photographer situated some distance away from the nest-site and using a powerful zoom lens to avoid any disturbance of these very special birds). The exception is the sixth photograph which shows the adult female (falcon) carrying prey, in this case a Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri that she had either caught herself or received from her mate so that she could transfer it to one of her young. The first five photographs are of one of the juveniles with an earlier kill, another Parakeet. These artificially introduced invasive birds are contributing significantly to the diet of London-based Peregrines and this individual would have been collected from one of its parents or possibly from a sibling prior to this short flight. The prey may have been exchanged talon-to-talon during a pass or dropped so that it could have been caught by the youngster. The kill would subsequently have been carried to a perch to be plucked and eaten at this stage of development the food was unlikely to have been shared. The final two images are of a pair of juveniles practising exchanges. All of these aspects of behaviour are part of the learning process that will the youngsters to hone their hunting skills. These birds are tremendously exciting to watch when entire families are airborne and chasing one another at breakneck speed!

 

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