Peregrine Falcon

01st July 2011
Incredibly powerful, yet stunningly beautiful, the Peregrine Falcon is the iconic predator of our skies, one cannot fail to be impressed by these aerial hunters. This time of the year the juveniles are flying around playing with each other and making clumsy attempts at hunting, still not yet adept, they are totally dependent on their parents for food.
However, day by day they are getting stronger and faster and very soon they will be catching their own prey. I have been watching this family of birds for some time in a remote location and I finally had an opportunity to photograph one of the juveniles. Taken from a discreet distance this handsome bird was quite relaxed as it stretched and flapped its wings while sitting on a cliff edge.
What an absolutely stunning bird they are!
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