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Amazing Birds!

June 11, 2008
I have just been reading the Lincolnshire Echo’s online articles, and clicked on Falcon’s 200mph Airshow Stunt, thinking they meant aircraft, as the RAFs International Airshow at RAF Waddington next month.  In actual fact, it is about a peregrine falcon that is to dive from an aircraft at 1,200ft at speeds of up to 200mph!  She is in training for next weeks Lincolnshire Show, and I wish I could see it, but I won’t be going.  Watching a video clip of another falcon performing the same stunt is amazing…and birds have been clocked at 213mph when diving for prey (usually pigeons and such like creatures).  Birds of prey are such efficient hunters, and so beautiful, and they are just so amazing to watch in action.  Fabulous!
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