Peregrine Falcons At Kentucky Dam

Enjoyed watching the juvenile Peregrine Falcons yesterday morning. The young birds learning to hunt and catch prey on their own already. Before we had much light both the young birds flashed by so fast I could not see the quarry they were chasing. I think they must have knocked a bird down in the rip-rap rock. One of the juvies spent some time searching in the rocks. They still spend some time chasing each other around practicing their flying skills. I saw one make a catch possibly its first along the Kentucky Lake shoreline…

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4 Responses to Peregrine Falcons At Kentucky Dam

  1. Ellen Bunnell says:

    Another great pix with beautiful detail. The Juvies in flight with broad spread wings showing the intricate design of patterned color, amazing. Surpassed only by the bird searching in the rocks, captivating close ups.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen Bunnell,
      Thank You.
      Really has been a journey as well seeing these juveniles. Saw the first Peregrine about four years ago. It caught a pigeon down river, carried a long ways back up river then dropped it. I saw that two eagles were circling above the peregrine when it dropped the fish. One of the eagles picked up the pigeon from the water that it dropped. This is the first year I have seen the peregrines raising young. May be their first?

  2. They’re good looking birds, and what eyes!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      They do have great markings. Be interesting to see how the young birds feathering changes as they mature. Hope I get to see that…

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