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Peregrine Falcon Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: It's always a treat to get a glimpse of a Peregrine Falcon.  I've had plenty of "glimpses" over the years! Most often it's been during spring migration, when I've been taking photos of shorebirds, and a blur buzzes through and scatters every bird in site.  But a Peregrine Falcon that's sitting still? And in range of a camera? I just haven't had the opportunity. The photos below aren't the greatest, as they're from a good distance, but downtown Sioux Falls is probably the best place to find a Peregrine Falcon.  They like to use the "tall" buildings (not many in South Dakota) as lookout perches, a place they can use to scout the surrounding landscape for pigeons and other potential prey.  This is of a Peregrine Falcon sitting on the U.S. Bank building in downtown Sioux Falls on May 8th, 2018.

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Peregrine Falcon 1

May 8th, 2018

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Peregrine Falcon 2

May 8th, 2018

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Peregrine Falcon 3

May 8th, 2018

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Peregrine Falcon 4

May 8th, 2018

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

       
       

Click here for the species description page for the Peregrine Falcon.


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