Peregrine Falcon

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Woko
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Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine Falcon over Sturt Road in Adelaide on August 17th. It was circling between Sturt Wetlands & native revegetation around Flinders University to the south & extreme suburbia & industry to the north.

Janice.bartley

Yeah wow! A few years back now, maybe four or five years, there was a Peregrine Falcon taking a snooze on the TV antenna of my mothers neighbour. Mum lives on a main road in Newcastle NSW. It was a really big shock, I obviously had never seen one before so I was quite chuffed. I did manage a picture, but it was one a phone about four mobiles ago so I don't think I still have it which is a shame.

Woko
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I don't know about you, Janice, but I find download discipline hard to come by these days. I must have a couple of hundred photos to download & organize one day.

Rick N
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Hey Woko, is that a confirmed sighting?

Was at Warriparinga wetlands today a saw a very active Hobby.

Hope the answer is yes :-)

Cheers

Woko
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The only confirmation came from myself, Rick! But I'm very confident of my identification based on wing shape, wing size in relation to body size & circling flight pattern. 

Rick N
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Thanks Woko, will be keeping more of a lookout.

Circling flight pattern seems distinctive.

Spent a couple of hours watching the Hobby feeding and was much more direct, though surprisingly varied.

One approach was quick drop low then very fast approach to dragonflys on the pond. So fast, and from where I was he/she went past me about 2 metres away at full speed!!

Wondeful to see up close.

Cheers

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Hobbies can also soar in circles as well, but do so less often than Peregrines. 

Hobbies have much more aerial agility and manoeuvrability. 

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