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Diardaoin, 29/Nov/2012

Peregrine Falcon vs Raven (I think) on Islay

Islay Pictures in stencil

Following on from the Barnacle Geese on Tuesday a few more Islay bird pictures, hoping that I got the identification right. I believe they are a Peregrine Falcon and a Raven. Unfortunately the light wasn't great, so the pictures are of low quality. Still decided to share the best I could get from them:

Picture of a Peregrine Falcon and a Raven

I watched these two at the Kilchoman Crags on Friday afternoon from the lounge of the cottage at Kilchoman House Cottages. They were having a mid air tussle, not sure who was harrassing who, but they didn't seem to get along well…

Picture of a Peregrine and a Raven

They were at it for a good 10-15 minutes (my first and last picture were 10 minutes apart and I had to change lens before I could take pictures. As usual the wrong lens was on the camera at the time I first spotted them…). Not sure who won in the end.

Picture of a Peregrine and a Raven

I hope you found the pictures interesting, I certainly enjoyed the show the two put up. And now over to those of you better in bird identification than me (which shouldn't be too difficult), did I get it right? Are they a Peregrine and a Raven? Comments and thoughts appreciated.

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