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Peregrine2
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Copyright: Lindsay Cooke (cookie10) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 44] (492)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF 500 f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Falcons - III chapter [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-08 0:48
Viewed: 4591
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Peregrine Falcon. Falco peregrinus

Minimum size: 38 cm
Maximum size: 48 cm
Average size: 43 cm
Average weight: 765 g
Breeding season: August to December
Clutch size: Two to four, usually three
Incubation: 30 days
Time in nest: 35 days

Calls

Loud, shrill, repeated: 'hek-ek-ek', with females lower-pitched than males.

Being very vocal about my intrusion gave the position away for this Peregrine. Apparently this pair raised two more chicks this season, (although I have not seen them)I suggest all the noise was because the fledged chicks were in the vicinity some where as was the female who flew along the creek shortly after this was taken. In my experience with this location the chicks usually fledge in the early weeks of November, indicating that they should have been flying for about three weeks.
The image is cropped from the original and sharpened as I was a considerable distance from the bird.


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