October 23, 2016

Hunting falcons.

While out on the pontoon a few days ago we had peregrine falcons harassing the waterfowl.
It appeared to be a pair and the where hunting cooperatively.
We didn't see them catch anything but it was still an interesting show.
©2016 Ric McArthur

Falco peregrinus
During its spectacular hunting stoop from heights of over 1 km (0.62 mi), the peregrine may reach speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph) as it drops toward its prey.

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