"bold tassel hawk—" UK peregrines

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Subject: "bold tassel hawk—" UK peregrines
From: Jla <>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2020 11:10:58 +1000
Greetings, fellow home-birders.
Just now I'm reading a reprint of Heatherley's 1913 "Peregrine Falcon at the Eyrie" (also viewable at— 
). Records by observers of this breeding pair report the tiercel as the main carer of the nest-young. (Odd & instructive characterisations of the falcon also appear, inconsistently, & in line with the confused contemporaneous human-social morés around females.) 
The location of this study is discreetly blurred, but could've been Scotland.
Anyone know if tiercels are usually the main brooders, carers, & providers of UK peregrine young at the eyrie, once the falcons have laid?
SEQ 500m


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