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Snowy



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Peregrine Falcon Chicks Reply with quote

Today I was a very lucky person, I was invited to go & watch 5 Peregrine Falcon chicks being ringed. I never in my wildest dreams did I expect to have the chance of holding them, best day I have had in a good while.



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blueeyedchick



Joined: 15 Mar 2013
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Location: LEICESTERSHIRE

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowy
That was a real treat for you wasn't it by all accounts! Once they are grown and monitored you will be able to say I had a hand in that! Gorgeous birds and they will keep the local Pigeons in check Laughing which can't be bad.

By the way the hat it is a little too small it reminds me of Stan Laurel Roll on the floor laughing

Kathy
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kathy, its not funny I had to beg steal & borrow the safety gear, the steel toe-cap boots were a size to big the hi-viz vest did not fit my slender figure it felt like the coat hanger was still in it, & the hard hat every time I looked up it fell off, but needs must & I did enjoy it



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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh don't you just love those eyes, if looks could kill etc etc...... Roll on the floor laughing
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sammi



Joined: 24 May 2007
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Location: Cornwall

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Snowy
What a privilege .....loving the photo as well. Majestic birds Very Happy Love the hat....but like you say needs must Very Happy
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Bluetitkeeper



Joined: 02 Apr 2018
Posts: 159
Location: London

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very jealous! Great photo to treasure for always...
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SueP



Joined: 08 May 2008
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Location: Ferndown, Dorset.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only just seen this post. How fantastic for you Snowy. A day I'll bet you never forget. Absolutely awesome.
Sue
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sue, I was only invited because my Son-in-law the company he work for had them nest on there building, Kathy said at least is will keep the Pigeons down, but there main diet is Woodcock, there is a wetlands place about one mile down the road & that's where that get most of there prey from. The group photo, my Son-in-law is on the right hand side it's thanks to him I had the opportunity.



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blueeyedchick



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Snowy you learn something new everyday. I didn't know that these birds like Woodcock best. As you say it's the availability of the wetland convenience. Bet they wouldn't turn their beak up at a tasty pigeon meal if they saw one!Fabulous birds though even if they are not the farmers favourite!
Kathy Very Happy
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