Observers recorded the presence of adult peregrines and attempted to classify individuals by sex at cliffs occupied by lone adults.
As soon as Jeff and I discovered that, the conversation quickly left talk of ivory-bills and on to the exciting flights of peregrines and Cooper's hawks.
The fastest bird in the world and the largest native hawk in the UK, peregrines continue to suffer illegal human persecution despite their protected status.
Boasting buzzards, merlins, kestrels, peregrines , and ospreys, the county has ten of a total UK species of 15-making it one of the nation's key habitats.
Young, captive peregrines from the far north have been experimentally released in suitable eastern habitats, even on high, cliff-like city buildings, and fed until able to hunt for themselves.
‘There was a lot of anger in the area when someone killed those chicks - peregrines are rare and beautiful birds, protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act,’ he said.
During this time, we collected 153 eggs, 87 from American peregrines and 66 from Arctic peregrines .
We trust his spirit soars with the peregrines he so loved.
We were privileged to see minke whales, dolphins, otters and golden eagles, and I will never forget lying in the sun on Canna after lunch, watching three peregrines engaged in mock combat above while reliving my dive of that morning.
I've owned an American kestrel and a Harris hawk, and I exercised the peregrines at the sanctuary.