Peregrine Falcon – 12/11/21

Observer: Colin Barbera

Observation Date: 12/11/21

Observation Time: afternoon

Observation Location: Tolman St.

Common Name: Peregrine falcon

Scientific Name: Falco peregrinus

Comments: “Powerful and fast-flying, the Peregrine Falcon hunts medium-sized birds, dropping down on them from high above in a spectacular stoop. They were virtually eradicated from eastern North America by pesticide poisoning in the middle 20th century. After significant recovery efforts, Peregrine Falcons have made an incredible rebound and are now regularly seen in many large cities and coastal areas.”
 – from: All About Birds

(Thank you, Rachel Carson, for ending the use of DDT!)

More Information: All About Birds and Audubon