A Preening Peregrine - Ian Hufton
Peregrine falcon


After seeing some photos last night of the East Sussex birds who were already teaching this year’s offspring to hunt since fledging the previous weekend. I decided to pay a trip to see how my local Dover peregrines are doing this year. Unsurprisingly there was no sign of any juveniles yet. The Dover birds always seem to be a few weeks later than at other sites. One thing I noted was that both the male and female still look in really good condition. Usually by this time they have started to become very ragged looking.

Feeding Time

I don't normally shoot video but i had managed to get more than enough still shots so thought it would be a shame to waste the opportunity.

Please excuse the camera shake but its hard to keep your composure hanging over a three hundred foot crumbling chalk cliff.

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