Peregrine Falcons At Work

Saturday, November 01, 2008 Adam Tilt 0 Comments


Yesterday afternoon I finally managed to see the bird that has been swooping past my office window most days for the past few months. It turned out to be a male Peregrine Falcon and we were treated to excellent views. The bird was flying slowly back and forth outside our floors windows at eye level, something that you don't see every day. The face mask was clearly visible as were the other markings. There are a number of pigeons that call the office home and we are regularly treated to blooded feathers drifting down past the windows as the birds devour their kills up on the roof. I believe that in addition to the male there may very well be a female or immature bird present around the building as well, as on at least one occasion I have seen a much browner bird fly past. It really is remarkable how these birds are able to utilise these man made structures in our cities and thrive.

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