Rare Bird: Weekly Photo Challenge

The Peregrine Falcon was removed from the Endangered Species list in 1999, but with  approximately 1400 breeding pairs of Peregrine Falcons in the United Kingdom today, and most of those making their homes on cliff precipices, that makes them a pretty rare sight so far as I’m concerned.  This chap is not looking particularly happy in captivity though.  That’s just about the dirtiest look I’ve ever been given when I’ve been out and about with my camera. 

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About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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19 Responses to Rare Bird: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Wonderful
    They nest in the sky scrapers in San Fransisco I think there are web cams for them

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  2. There is a family of Peregrines who have made a home under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. I saw them many a time when we worked north of mid-span, and every now and again on top of the towers.
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  3. lexklein says:

    Ha – he really is giving you the evil eye!

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  5. There was a pair that had a home in a high building in Cleveland. They even had babies there. Nice shots, Sandra.

    janet

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  6. What a great capture!

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  7. HesterLeyNel says:

    After seeing your pics I just had to go read up about this magnificent bird and I found a lot of interesting info on the RSBP.org community website. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. By the way, we have another interest in common – I also love French bread. 😀

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    • Sandra says:

      Hi Hester, I didn’t know too much about them before I took their pictures but I was fascinated by those huge eyes. And yes, French bread is ‘to die for’. We’ve been amazed at the varieties we’ve sampled as we’ve travelled through France, and have our own favourites from each area. For instance a ‘boule’ down in the south west of France is quite a different thing to a boule up in the Rhone-Alpes. And a ‘flute’ can be heavenly in Dijon but perhaps not so appetising in Lyon. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. MythRider says:

    Nice photos. I used to work in a high rise that had a Peregrine Falcon nest on the top of the building. There was a camera in the next and a TV screen on the ground floor. I’d watch every day as I came to work and as I went home. This was way before internet cams were popular.

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  9. Polly says:

    Stunning creatures – beautiful photos

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