Outdoor Ontario

Discussion => Behaviour => Topic started by: Janet Tubb on July 19, 2020, 01:37:15 pm

Title: Peregrine Falcons
Post by: Janet Tubb on July 19, 2020, 01:37:15 pm
A couple of days ago they were dancing in the sky then yesterday possibly mating,  they were on a ledge and difficult to see. Would they breed this late in the year ?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50124314036_a1f6b706bf_w.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jnjdfY)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50130231671_6fa2ef4ca8_w.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jnQxna)
Title: Re: Peregrine Falcons
Post by: Dinusaur on July 19, 2020, 08:32:40 pm
Your first photo appears to have two Peregrine juveniles - they do play fight (or dancing as you said) with each other as part of their skills development. The second photo appears to have an adult with a pigeon kill.
Title: Re: Peregrine Falcons
Post by: Janet Tubb on July 19, 2020, 09:48:13 pm
So that is what the weird mixture of body parts on the ledge was. What identifies the flying ones as juveniles ?
Title: Re: Peregrine Falcons
Post by: Paul O'Toole on July 20, 2020, 07:29:32 am
They would likely have raised their chicks by now.