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Old November 26th, 2017, 09:02 PM
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Peregrine Falcon, Glenn County California 26 November 2017
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Old November 26th, 2017, 11:56 PM
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This is so magnificent, Doug.

The bird looks like a well decorated Leutenant in a Zulu army!

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Old November 28th, 2017, 07:42 AM
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A great shot of a fabulous creature. Thanks.

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Old November 29th, 2017, 12:52 PM
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Doug,
I don't understand the title of the thread, but this image is really impressive… what a guy!
Apparently he (or she?) looks not happy to be photographed!
I would love to see more about this bird and even larger files to be even more impressed!
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These are efficient killers!

Rarely humans can get attacked, especially when encroaching on nests. I do t think there is much defense from claws until they are stuck in you, LOL!

What is interesting is the relative strength of these birds wings. An eagle, for example that grabs your back, can be overcome by falling to the ground and rolling on it. Large owls cannot be crushed like that as their chests are built much stronger.

I wonder how strong chest of the falcon is?


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Old February 8th, 2018, 12:39 AM
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Peregrine Falcons attack their prey by using their talons as battering rams; flying down from a great height the falcon's speed can be up to 240 miles/hr and balled-up talons pack a lethal punch.
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Old February 8th, 2018, 03:37 AM
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Peregrine Falcons attack their prey by using their talons as battering rams; flying down from a great height the falcon's speed can be up to 240 miles/hr and balled-up talons pack a lethal punch.
That, and this picture with outstretched wings are both amazing!

I appreciate so much you sharing so much!

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