Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2nd Egg Due Anytime

A 2nd egg is expected the meantime, here is a video of the pair mating (fast forward to about :50).

The male delivered a food item today about 11:25 a.m. but not close enough to the camera to tell what kind of unsuspecting songbird met its demise... Peregrines prey almost exclusively on other birds they catch in flight. Using its great speed, the falcon delivers a powerful blow to its target with a half-closed foot. It retrieves the dead bird either in mid-air or after it falls to the ground. Some of the bird species the Columbus peregrines have consumed include chimney swifts, meadowlarks, flicker, red-winged blackbirds, pigeons, starlings and woodcock. There is a great diversity of bird species in and around the downtown area!