This past weekend I enjoyed spending some time with the local male Peregrine. He was enjoying a sunny afternoon on his perch. For the most part, the falcon preened, all the while constantly surveying and protecting his territory. At one point, he quickly flew off his comfortable limb so as to intercept a passing RED-TAILED HAWK. He flew over to greet the much larger raptor, flying directly at the hawk. To put an emphasis on his 'move along please' message, the PEREGRINE quickly flew vertical and dove down on to the Red-tail.
The hawk flew off, this time just a bit faster than normal. Message received.