23.02.15 Falcon & feathers

, 23 February 2015

From Chris in South Malling:

"Yesterday I saw a group of hardy observers down by Cuilfail Tunnel, armed with massive spotting scopes, trying to get a glimpse of Lewes' famous Peregrine Falcons on the cliff opposite. Earlier I had been walking home in Malling when I heard a call, looked up and saw a Peregrine Falcon flying low over my head, silhouetted against a clear blue sky. It was carrying its kill, a large bird (probably a pigeon) and was circling to gain height before alighting on the high mast nearby. It proceeded to tear the prey item apart, showering feathers from its vantage point.

What a wonderful sight!"

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