why is it so?

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Subject: why is it so?
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:58:57 +0000
It isn't a matter of the remoteness of rural England/Wales.  Peregrines are
quite common in Manhattan: there are many pairs breeding on bridges and
large buildings there.  Also the famous Red-tailed Hawks of 5th Ave.  From
my office window (across 1st Avenue from the UN Secretariat Building)
I saw *inter
alia*: an American Kestrel take a a Starling and eat it on a window ledge;
an Osprey patrol the East River and several Turkey Vultures


Martin Butterfield

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?
> *Judith​SEQ 500m*
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