Peregrine Falcons

By David Element

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Book Description

Few sights in nature are likely to be any more impressive than that of a Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 'stooping' from a great height with wings swept back in hot pursuit of airborne prey. Peregrines can reportedly fly at speeds approaching 200 miles per hour and they are certainly faster than any other bird in the air. These large and extremely handsome falcons are capable of spotting their quarry from a considerable distance and once they have begun their chase then it will be a fortunate intended victim that manages to evade them. They are also very agile and equipped with powerful talons that they use to capture and kill their prey with the coups de grâce being delivered by their long, sharp hind claws. All of the photographs in this book were taken in London (from a distance in order to avoid any disturbance as the nest-sites are legally protected) between 11th May - 4th July 2019.