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.
Close encounter with a juvenile falcon : Just learning to fly this one landed within metres of me on the cliff face.
Young peregrine on the rocks amongst the Valerian flowers.
In February and March the male peregrine known as the Tercel shows off to the female with frequent display flights.
Urban peregrine flying high over the city skyline.
Close up flying low overhead
Spiralling on powerful wings
Adult male (Tercel) on the wing.