BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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PEREGRINE FALCON (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I was surprised to see a peregrine falcon as I passed along the shore. Peregrines swoop down on their prey from the air so it wasn’t hunting, probably just cooling off in the lake. Except for the falcon no other bird or squirrel was in sight.

30 thoughts on “PEREGRINE FALCON (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Raptors are amazing. Great pics.

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  2. Great captures of this very cool raptor and unusual to see among lily pads!

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  3. Wonderful images and sighting, Belinda! I wonder if it was diving for a meal and the meal got away? I’ve never seen such a wet Falcon in my life. 🤣 It doesn’t look too happy about it either.

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  4. A falcon with lily pads in the photo, wowza! What great captures!! I’m leaning with the other comment, I believe this is a Merlin. They are very similar and I sometimes have trouble differentiating. Either way, I love these unique, beautiful shots. Well done!! 🤗

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  5. these are lovely photos! may i point out though, i believe you were observing a Merlin rather than a Peregrine. Merlins are smaller and have lighter plumage than Peregrines, and the markings are slightly different.

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  6. Nice Falcon images Belinda! Enjoyed seeing them!

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  7. Always sharp and love the environment. Were these taken recently

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  8. He looks a bit disheveled, maybe he’d just taken a bath? Well spotted and a great capture!

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  9. Amazing shots, Belinda!

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  10. The only times I’ve seen a falcon on the ground, so to speak here, it had some unfortunate critter in its talons. No surprise that everyone else had vamoosed.

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  11. I agree with the cooling-off theory. The breast feathers look like they had been treated to a very recent birdbath.

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  12. They are beautiful birds and they have such finely honed hunting and killing skills.

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  13. This is a MAGNIFICENT sighting!

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