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The Peregrine and the Crow

Observed: 16th March 2010 By: SomersetWandererSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in Birds
Peregrine Falcon-2

This heavily cropped shot turned out quite well considering the birds were barely visible to the naked eye. You'll probably have to view the full size image to keep both birds in view! The Peregrine sat on this post for some thirty minutes - having arrived from its' pylon perch (please see next observation).

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Watching peregrines can

Watching peregrines can become addictive - see J A Baker's classic account 'The Peregrine' (1967)!

Rob Coleman

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J A Baker's 'The Peregrine'

Thanks for the recommendation - whilst out of print I see on Amazon UK that it's scheduled for re-publishing on 29th April - also that all the reviews are 5 star! I fear you may be correct about the addictive nature - my planned quick stop at Greylake turned in to a half-day - much of the time watching the Peregrine. Later saw one flying fast over Ham Wall and, incidentally, also saw a Bittern in flight for nearly 10 seconds - a personal record! So all together, a very good day.

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Got into trouble once for

Got into trouble once for being late picking my son up from school. The reason was watching a couple of peregrines quatering Martin Mere for about an hour. Couldn't take my eyes off them!

Just go out there and do it!!!