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#FeelGoodPhotoOfTheDay – Air Brakes

Air Brakes

#FeelGoodPhotoOfTheDay – Air Brakes

Air Brakes

Putting on the brakes
It’s time to slow down and rest
Before we shall soar

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Fastest Food In The World!

Woking Peregrine Adult and Juvenile

Fastest Food In The World!

The Woking Peregrine Falcons have successfully raised five youngsters this year! It’s been amazing to watch their journey unfold on the live cameras situated by the nest box. This is only the second year nesting here for these adults, so to raise all five of their brood is really quite something! The juveniles have fledged and all five have been taking to skies over Woking Town to learn how to hunt at around 200mph. These are the fastest animals on Earth! At the moment the adults are leading their young on high speed chases, baiting them with fresh caught food and trying a few food passes in flight. The adult in this image has a pigeon for the juveniles. This is my entry for Wex Mondays this week as it was just the most incredible thing to watch.

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Young Peregrine with His Handler

Young Peregrine with His Handler

Well I went out to photograph the sunset but bumped into a couple of members of The Home Counties Hawking Club with this lovely young peregrine! He was born last year and still has his juvenile brown colouring. His flight and hunting training has just started but he didn’t make a catch today! If only I’d arrived at the canal near Papercourt Lock a little earlier I might have been able to picture him in flight. Maybe another day 🙂