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Peregrine Falcon "Sid" | by Sharpeyesonline
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Peregrine Falcon "Sid"

This is Sid flying above the Pacific shoreline. I have access and know how fortunate I am to be able to observe him from this perch of mine. He is a magnificent wild "tiercel" (male) Peregrine Falcon. He is awesome. I have been observing and photo-documenting him since 2005. In this image I am perched on the cliff above him. He is getting ready to dive down and attack a fellow biologist who is dangling on a rope below me and taking blood from a 16 day old Peregrine in the "eyrie" (nest). At this time we also put ID bands on the young "eyeases".

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Taken on May 15, 2008