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|Subject:||"bold tassel hawk—" UK peregrines|
|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?
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