Tags

, , ,

Early this morning at the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, a Peregrine Falcon was hunting. It glided back and forth across a pond, making both wide and sharp turns, and swooping down occasionally. However, I did not see it catch anything in the few minutes that it was in my sight. Here are two photos showing this raptor. It is reputed to be the fastest bird when it dives toward its prey at a speed which can reach 200 MPH (320 KM/H).

Peregrine Falcon soaring over Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

Peregrine Falcon soaring over Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

Peregrine Falcon soaring over Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

Peregrine Falcon soaring over Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. 

Advertisements