Peregrine Falcon at Torrey Pines

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    Wild teircel Peregrine Falcon (Falcon peregrinus tundrius) launching from bluff top above the Pacific Ocean at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. I tracked, monitored and photo documented "Stretch's" (the name I gave him) behavior for the 3 years. He would migrate to the bluffs here at Torrey Pines State Park in Southern California, from his northern habitat in October. He would then depart this area in late March and fly to his home habitat in the northern latitudes. While he was here, I would get in sync with his movements. He tolerated my presence and allowed me to capture hundreds of images him. Stretch passed away in 2007. I miss his presence. He was a magnificent Peregrine Falcon.

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    1. jen76me 69 months ago | reply

      Great capture!

    2. Rupert Pye 69 months ago | reply

      Fabulous capture of a truly fantastic bird!

      Fantastic Image!
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    3. emace 69 months ago | reply


      Fantastic Image!
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      You deserve another "Winged Wonders" award!

    4. DanielEwert 64 months ago | reply

      You caught the perfect moment here. Great shot.


    5. bill.fu 64 months ago | reply

      Your picture has caught my attention and I find it worthy
      of a NATURES BEST AWARD...Well Done :)

      Natures best

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    6. Vesuvianite 64 months ago | reply

      Magnificent shot of a magnificent bird!
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    7. Frozen in Time Photographers 64 months ago | reply

      Excelent Capture!!!!

    8. _sbr_ [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      what a cool shot! great work!
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    9. Sara-D 64 months ago | reply

      Superb capture !!!

    10. flaviorocha ElHierro 64 months ago | reply

      Great moment & shot... brilliant image,..

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    11. maia bird 64 months ago | reply

      Magnificent shot, and poignant commentary.

      I saw this amazing shot in Feathers+Beaks=Birds

      ~Thank you for sharing!~: Feathers+Beaks=Birds

    12. nigelsnell 64 months ago | reply

      awesome capture

    13. Joao Jr 64 months ago | reply

      W o w..........
      ; )

    14. b|w 64 months ago | reply

      Great capture.

    15. Keith Alderman [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning capture! Outstanding!

    16. rezanaghibi 51 months ago | reply

      wow. amazing.

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