A very large juvenile female Peregrine cruised onto the marsh yesterday morning. It was mobbed by a Kestrel who then very nearly became breakfast for this chunky lady...

I suspect that she had already eaten as she proceeded to flop down in a meadow and preen herself for nearly an hour on an ant hill. A fine bird that confused me initially with the paleness of the head and general bulk but the wing tips meeting the tail and general feel left me comfortable with it being a Peregrine. She was not ringed but hopefully Dave Morrison may be able to shed some light on where she came from given how good this shot is from Paul Keeble....!

After some more half hearted practice hunts she headed off powerfully to the west.

18-4-13

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