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 L. Scott
535 Lansing Station Road
Lansing, NY 14882

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 Bogdanowicz
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Wildlife Health Center
Cornell University

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.


Donna Scott
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