why is it so?
Dave Torr <>
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:57:25 +0000
Thought I would check my notes - my UK birding has been mainly casual
holiday trips. In Australia a raptor is at 17th place in my frequency
charts - in the UK my first raptor is at 33. So my limited experience would
say no - but Peregrines are of course mainly birds of the hills and
mountains and most of my UK birding has been done in flatter places....
On 19 February 2018 at 15:30, Judith L-A <> wrote:
> Having just finished reading DEEP COUNTRY by Neil Ansell (five years in the
> Welsh hills, alone in a remote world), which is an account of the birds'
> lives there too, I've recalled how many British natural histories like this
> are filled with raptors. Falcons particularly seem to course the British
> skies as populously as swallows. When you think how rare & fortunate it is
> to see a Peregrine streak by in Australia — Is it really like that in
> Britain? ... & if so, why are the peregrine falcons so sparse here?
> *JudithSEQ 500m*
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