This week’s photo, taken September 28, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a juvenile PEREGRINE FALCON cruising by the pier.
The PEREGRINE FALCON is a species formerly listed as endangered in North America, primarily due to eggshell softening caused by the pesticide DDT. Since the banning of DDT, the world’s fastest bird has been making a slow but steady recovery and is now upgraded to a status “of special concern.”
It’s always exciting for bird-watchers when a Peregrine Falcon shows up, and it’s especially exciting for other birds, its main source of prey, since the Peregrine will attack its prey in a lightning quick mid-air attack.
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