What a delight. A juvenile peregrine falcon landed on our sill yesterday. One of our team snapped this picture with an autumnal backdrop of the United Artist Building, Grand Circus Park and the Tiger's ball park.
The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk
in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sizedfalcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head and "moustache". As is typical of bird-eating raptors, peregrine falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males.The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom.According to a National Geographic TV programme, the highest measured speed of a peregrine falcon is 389 km/h (242 mph)
Here is a related Jimaz thread from 2009.
Peregrine Falcons On Camera Again Nesting On Building
Video clip by Book Building urbexer.