Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus). In Spring the peregrines are highly visible as the male tercel displays to the female falcon.  By Late June the peregrine falcon chicks are fully fledged  and able to begin hunting sorties to hone their skills. I enjoyed watching the young falcon harassing the gulls causing them to crash dive into the river in panic.

Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Close encounter with a juvenile falcon : Just learning to fly this one landed within metres of me on the cliff face.

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Young peregrine on the rocks amongst the Valerian flowers.

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

In February and March the male peregrine known as the Tercel shows off to the female with frequent display flights.

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Urban peregrine flying high over the city skyline.

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Close up flying low overhead

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Spiralling on powerful wings

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Adult male (Tercel) on the wing.

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Banking overhead

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Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Fly past

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