Peregrine with STICK

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Subject: Peregrine with STICK
From: David Stowe Photography <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:08:33 +1100
Not to be confused with the snake story!
Last weekend I witnessed a young Peregrine snatch something from the top of a tree. It then looked like it was eating it on the wing for at least a couple of minutes. On looking at the photos closely later we realised it had a stick in its talons. Anyone got any ideas about what it would do with a stick??
My best guess so far is that it went for something and missed but the small branch came off in the strike. However I don’t know why it would hold onto it for so long.
If Stephen or Penny are reading this perhaps they could shed some more light?
I have some (not 100% sharp) photos but they don’t seem to show anything small attached to the stick that the Peregrine might be eating.
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