Watching our fastest raptor, the Peregrine Falcon, is always a privilege. They are the most splendid of birds.
For the past couple of years I’ve kept a watchful eye on a local breeding pair. It’s wonderful to see them back on the breeding ground again this season.
Peregrine Falcon (male) – Newstead area, 4th August 2014.
A sight to gladden the heart of any birdwatcher!
The female on a level glide into the nest tree.
Another close up view of the male Peregrine.
The female is larger and of rustier colour underneath.