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Predator and prey...roosting together
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Predator and prey...roosting together (Falco peregrinus)

  • Gleb Berloff
Since lockdown was partially lifted I decided to go to Cambridge city centre. I regretted that, since people came pouring out as if no virus was around, which made me mad. But I cooled down when I reached the place. I did see the peregrines, and at one point a pigeon flew in and decided to sit right next to the peregrine! The falcon watched the pigeon fly right in front of it and stared before turning away, uninterested. I have never seen this before- usually when I saw the peregrines pigeons took of in massive clouds from the building. This is the best image I have taken yet. In addition, there was high-pitched chirping coming from the nest site...
Habitat
Urban
Location
Cambridge
Date taken
14/05/20
Scientific name
Falco peregrinus
Equipment used
Sony DSC-H400
unbelievable, maybe the pigeon has a blind trust in social distancing! wonderful photo, top class, many tfs!!!
 
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That's a great picture that Gleb - very well done getting it.

I had a Peregrine winter roosting on a church round the corner here and on the other side of the steeple a whole load of feral pigeons. Quite amusing really LOL.
 
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Lol, it looks as if the pigeon understands clearly who it is roosting with. Amazing behavioral picture Gleb! TFS!
 

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