Subject: peregrine nails a meal Date: Jan 2 19:00:25 2000 From: David Hayden - dtvhm at nwrain.com
Today at the Nisqually Refuge, I watched a PEREGRINE FALCON perched on his usually tree. Bobbing his head and looking around, this bird was on a mission to fill his belly. After about ten minutes, the peregrine flew straight out across the farm fields at a liesurely pace, dropping ever so closely to the ground as he neared his prey. Up in the air went some ducks, and this peregrine hit the nitro jets, went up into a high speed 360 looping dive, and nailed a duck species as it was starting to fly up and away. It brought its kill back to his river side perch and stuffed his face.