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Falcon at Farnborough

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Falcon at Farnborough

Post by PorkScratching » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:14 pm

Believe it or not, during the middle of the F-16 Fighting Falcon display at Farnborough last Wednesday, I noticed a falcon of a different variety flying over the airfield:

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It's a heavily cropped photo, so not the best quality. With that kind of colour scheme (not an ornithological term I know!) it could only really be a peregrine or hobby. I think it's a peregrine due to the transverse rather than longitudinal stripes on the body, and the lack of a red patch around the legs (which hobbies have). Am I thinking correctly?

Many years ago I photographed a hobby during the middle of the flying display at RIAT, so not the first time I've seen a bird of prey in the middle of a flying display.

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Re: Falcon at Farnborough

Post by Euan Buchan » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:30 am

Being a birder I love this shot.

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Re: Falcon at Farnborough

Post by PorkScratching » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:59 pm

Glad you like it. Being a "birder", can you confirm I've identified it correctly as a peregrine please?

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Re: Falcon at Farnborough

Post by Euan Buchan » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:14 am

PorkScratching wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:59 pm
Glad you like it. Being a "birder", can you confirm I've identified it correctly as a peregrine please?
Yes you're right

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Re: Falcon at Farnborough

Post by PorkScratching » Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:06 pm

Thanks Euan.

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