After the Peregrine Falcon took off from the cliff I watched it circle the quarry a few times and then land at the top of the cliff, under a bush on another side of the quarry. It came out a few seconds later with the remains of a kill in its beak, flew halfway across the quarry and while flying transferred the kill to its talons. It then landed on a large tree branch for a late breakfast. This is the second time I have seen the falcons at this site retrieve cached food. The previous time the adult falcon used the cached food to entice a fledging to fly up to the branch for a feed.
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They truly are a stunning bird! Sounds like a great viewing experience.
thanks for the comments Michael, Moorooduc Quarry is a great spot to visit…
Amazing photos Malt, so crisp and clear highlighting the beautiful pattern of the bird. Taking the shots with vegetation background has given good colour and detail having no background light which silhouettes most raptor shots.
Thanks Ashley, its a good spot for practicing flight shots
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