We were lucky to have a long look at a Peregrine Falcon in Col Sam Smith Park in mid-November, 2016.
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.
With the banning of DDT, Peregrine Falcons have made a comeback. They are sleek and powerful with pointed wings and a short tail.
The dark mustache is a good field mark.
Though uncommon, they are found in open areas especially near water.
Nests are built on cliff ledges, or on bridges or buildings in cities.
They feed mainly on small-sized birds which are caught at very high speed.