Date: 11/9/20 3:35 pm
From: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] RE: location: Peregrine’s meal
Hi Christine, & others,

I was at Seneca Meadows, just off south end of the parking lot near piles of stone dust and gravel.

Earlier, while eating my lunch in car, I saw 2 Peregrine Falcons fly across the lot from the east and all around west of lot near some tall trees.
I hopped out of the car and grabbed my scope, which I did not need at first because they were in easy binoc range.
They flew after each other several times and at one time one bird had a small stick in its talon and the other chased it! They called a few times

Then, I watched both of them perched a little ways away from each other in one of the tall trees (with binocs and scope). Then I lost them for a minute while I watched some ducks in the pond in front of the trees.
Then I searched the tall trees again and saw one of the falcons with a dead bird (Pigeon?) in its talons. It must have just caught it.
So, I watched the falcon partially pluck the bird, then start eating it. I think it ate the head first!
I watched from different angles. Really great views of these incredible birds!

Donna

Donna L. Scott
535 Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY 14882
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From: Christine C. Bogdanowicz
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 6:16 PM
To: Donna Lee Scott <dls9...>
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Peregrine’s meal

That’s so cool Donna!! Where did you see this PEFA??

Happy trails,
Christine

Christine Bogdanowicz
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Wildlife Health Center
Cornell University
607.379.3341
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On Nov 9, 2020, at 2:48 PM, Donna Lee Scott <dls9...><mailto:<dls9...>> wrote:

Lousy scope -phone photo of Peregrine eating bird soon after flight with the stick.

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Donna Scott
Lansing
Sent from my iPhone
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