Peregrine Falcons at Wash U School of Medicine, 310813
The crescent moon and the attendant star were still bright when I took the Metrolink train to Central West End Station:
Here’s the Central West End station, where I alighted:
Thanks to my birding friend Devin Peipert’s instructions, I left the station, and looked right up at the tops of the buildings near by. And there, in the pre-dawn light, was one of them!
are possibly the fastest birds on earth….reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), This makes it the fastest member of the animal kingdom.
This pose, sitting and surveying the territory for prey, is so still and deceptive!
Hope to go back and see them again, soon….