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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2013, 18:22 »
Friend at work sent me this link ... has three photos, two from very unique angles ....

http://kottke.org/13/05/peregrine-falcon-killing-a-duck-in-mid-air

not particularly graphic ...
Even though we already know this......they truly are amazing!!  

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2013, 11:24 »
Friend at work sent me this link ... has three photos, two from very unique angles ....

http://kottke.org/13/05/peregrine-falcon-killing-a-duck-in-mid-air

not particularly graphic ...

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2013, 11:06 »
Wow, to see the bird diving at such incredible speeds, is amazing.

It gave me a glimpse into the world of our peregrines when they are off camera.

Thanks.

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2012, 21:51 »
I don't think that this is a Peregrine as it is nesting in a tree but what a neat story. It's unbelievable how fast these birds dive bomb this guy. I guess they don't like his hat! Thanks for posting this.

Last year, my son had a similar situation delivering mail in River Heights. He said the bird looked like a falcon, but flew up into a tree. The photo he sent me was forwarded to TPC and she thought it most likely was a merlin. It did look like a falcon. My son has a knack for attracting birds. This year, delivering mail in St James, he was dive bombed by a crow. ;D ;D

Me thinks, one has got to watch and respect where one walks!   ;D

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2012, 11:37 »
Falcon attacks mailman

The bird in Texas could have been a merlin but since they don't make nests of their own they would have needed to use another bird's nest.  Might also have been a Coopers Hawk - they build their own nests in similar kinds of habitat, have a similar profile with falcons, are bigger than Merlins but more streamlined than peregrines.  None of the photos showed the profile well enough nor the markings well enough to be sure.  I think both Merlins and Coopers Hawks go that far south, but I don't know about nesting ... going to have to do some investigating I think ...

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2012, 11:34 »
I don't think that this is a Peregrine as it is nesting in a tree but what a neat story. It's unbelievable how fast these birds dive bomb this guy. I guess they don't like his hat! Thanks for posting this.

Last year, my son had a similar situation delivering mail in River Heights. He said the bird looked like a falcon, but flew up into a tree. The photo he sent me was forwarded to TPC and she thought it most likely was a merlin. It did look like a falcon. My son has a knack for attracting birds. This year, delivering mail in St James, he was dive bombed by a crow. ;D ;D

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2012, 08:21 »
??? I saw this video on CNN site. Appears to be a falcon, but a Peregrine?  ::)

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2012/07/20/dnt-falcon-attacks-mailman.ktab#/video/us/2012/07/20/dnt-falcon-attacks-mailman.ktab 

I don't think that this is a Peregrine as it is nesting in a tree but what a neat story. It's unbelievable how fast these birds dive bomb this guy. I guess they don't like his hat! Thanks for posting this.

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 16:35 »
It was a little bit shocking since I don't care to see anything hurt or in pain, but you are right it's nature being nature. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 16:11 »
Video:  The Original Duck Hunters
Run time: 14 minutes, 12 seconds

CAUTION - Ducks die in this video - it's quick and efficient but they do die and a couple die close to the camera/cameraman.  It's not gory, it's just nature being nature.  If you aren't sure you can watch it, wait and see what others say and then make a decision.  

http://youtu.be/G-FZdIrKyBk

This video isn't of peregrines but rather prairie falcons and gyrfalcons hunting mallards in the fields near Calgary.  I decided to try it out here first so that folks wanting to see peregrine videos didn't miss the opportunity to see this, it's an amazing video and peregrines would hunt exactly the same way had they been there to be filmed.

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 21:33 »
Thank you. Beautiful, especially the PF hanging on the wind. We see so much nest box action that it is really cool to see them nesting in the wild; and how wonderful to see something so beautiful from Japan while we ponder the tragedy that is unfolding there.

Very well said, Birdcamfam.

Thanks, Cooper.

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011, 11:42 »
what a great video, thanks

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Re: Videos: Peregrine Falcons
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 09:37 »
Yes, great video, Cooper! :D Thanks for posting.