Sunday 19 January 2014

The Way I Like My Starlings

I prefer my starlings between the legs of a raptor. 

Especially if the raptor is an adult Peregrine Falcon.

Finger licking good right down to the last drumstick. This Peregrine Falcon has returned to a tree on the north side of Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's, Newfoundland that it used daily for a couple weeks in February 2012.  It regularly brought starlings to this perch to eat.

"After I wipe my bill clean do you think there is a chance of an after dinner mint?"  The white mark on the left side burn is a unique mark identifying this individual. Sometimes adjacent feathers almost cover it up.  The mark was present last year also.

Some of you may prefer your starlings like this. 

This Peregrine Falcon was enjoyed by many at Quidi Vidi Lake today 19 Jan 2014.  It does not seem to mind people standing under it taking pictures. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a wild Peregrine Falcon very well and close in Newfoundland.  

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