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"That path no bird knows, nor has the falcon's eye seen it." Job 28:7

Peregrine Falcon-(Falco peregrinus)

My latest experience in birding took place at the Peregrine Fund, World Center for Birds of Prey, which is located in Boise, Idaho.

This is a female Peregrine Falcon. (Falco peregrinus) The falconers brought her out so we could see her fly freely. They used a lure with real bait stuffed inside and the bird had to catch it to get her reward, as in the wild. I, fortunately, caught several images of this bird in flight. It all happens so fast. There's not much of a chance, because when the bird catches the lure, it's game over. The speed and agility of this bird is amazing, as is its pattern & coloring. We were also treated to the flight of an American Kestrel and a Gyrfalcon which I have put in separate galleries.

It was such a wonderful experience being able to see this. The flight displays are going on through the end of October if you're in the area. Call for times.

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