Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Tobermory peregrine - early bird catches the gull

Just before starting work in Tobermory on the 26th August I heard a huge commotion above me with herring gulls very vocal taking flight, then suddenly an adult female peregrine appeared and tagged one on the wing and carried the bird metres above my head, taking it to a nearby banking and feeding on it for over half an hour! It spent a good 15 minutes working through the feathers and down before having a good feed and then taking flight with the prey remains. 

An amazing spectacle...Here is a phone-scoped video of the bird...



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