Off Topic For anyone interested in Peregrine Falcons. This is fantastic.

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  1. Qatartiger Cambridgetiger

    Qatartiger Cambridgetiger Well-Known Member

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    One of my most memorable experiences, (just a few months ago) was handling and feeding a Peregrine Falcon. Gave it four (dead) day-old chicks and held it on my hand while it ate them. I did end up being splattered with blood and chick flesh so it's not for the squeamish, but it was still quite incredible. Birds of prey are brilliant creatures.
     
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    It is great to see them eat and when they hatch the parents bring all sorts and it is like a feeding frenzy. At Norwich last year there where 4 chicks all fledged but where found dead apparently killed by another falcon that took over the nest and drove the mother away.
     
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    17.25pm and one of the birds are there now.
     
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    he's flew off
     
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    One sat in my garden tree last year. Made a right racket.

    The nest is on a building in the city centre and there has been cameras on it for years.
     
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    When I saw Peregrine Falcons I wondered where in the USA is this Peregrine whete the Falcons play their games?
     
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    Brilliant birds, once saw one chase and kill a pigeon. They zoom through the air like bastard missiles, with the nimbleness and agility of an airborne cat. Great to see.

    Boring to keep though, all they do is eat and sleep. Hard work too.
     
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    19.45 one there now .... Sorry to be boring
     
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    Once had a Kestrel catch a pigeon over our garden, landed in it and then proceeded to rip it to shreds. Flew off with the carcass in the end!
     
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    We have Sparrow Hawks taking Starlings above our garden most summers.

    A bloke down our road keeps a falcon. He walks right past our house, with it in his arm. The bird gets a bit skitish now and again, massive wings. Its not a British species.
     
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    Probably a sparrow hawk.
    A kestrel would have a job to kill a pigeon, unless it was starving or feeding young 'uns.
     
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  14. The Omega Man

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    The M18 has Buzzards ranging all along it. They are normally spaced about a mile apart and circle at about 200 ft. We once counted 10 between the A1 and M62 junctions.
     
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    I just find it fascinating following them from start to finish. When they fledge it is a bit worrying watching them balance on the edge for days. Great to see them finally take the plunge and fly.
     
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    SparrowHawk in my garden having a bit of lunch

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    Pretty sure it was a sparrowhawk had my guinea pigs away from the garden. Used to like my guinea pigs, don't like sparrowhawks.
     
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  18. Dr.Stanley O'Google, HCFC

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    It is brilliant!
     
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    Lots of Red Kites near me too. Love watching them gliding round on warm air.
     
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    Driving down a small country lane I once disturbed about 5 or 6 kites feeding on roadkill. Despite being in my car it was quite scary seeing them all lift off at close range with their 6-8ft wingspans.
     
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