Monday, 10 August 2015

Peregrine puzzle...

For the last couple of days we nave seen a juvenile female peregrine trying to catch prey seemingly unsuccessfully. In my experience it would still be with parents and any other siblings  

Yesterday it was trying to catch gulls, Mainly herring gulls but they seemed to easily evade her attacks and flew around her in a mocking gang even making feints at each other, really taking the mickey.

There was no real attempt at stealth just head on attacks which were shrugged off  contemptuously by the gulls 

So why is it on its own, where are its parents from whom it should still be learning their skills? Unless it gets lucky or much smarter very quickly I fear for its future.