Peregrine Falcon at Col Sam Smith Park

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

We were lucky to have a long look at a Peregrine Falcon in Col Sam Smith Park in mid-November, 2016.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon’s were almost wiped out during the days when DDT was used as an insecticide. DDT caused the egg shells to thin and few young were produced.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

With the banning of DDT, Peregrine Falcons have made a comeback. They are sleek and powerful with pointed wings and a short tail.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

The dark mustache is a good field mark.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Though uncommon, they are found in open areas especially near water.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

Nests are built on cliff ledges, or on bridges or buildings in cities.

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

They feed mainly on small-sized birds which are caught at very high speed.

Miles Hearn

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