Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus - Birds of prey
Canon 800mm f7.1 for 1/1000th @ iso400

Caught momentarily this Peregrine is waiting for it's mate to return - the female of the last 4 years has been replaced with a new and younger "model" in 2017 - I wondered what happened to her ?

Over the last 4 years that bird had successfully raised and had fledge 12 youngsters.

A message on my Flickr stream -

Hi Graham, we've just used your photo on the website, we needed an image to represent a website, whereby people can report strandings. Thanks for sharing it to the group.
You can see it on

It is always pleasing when Springwatch use a photograph - over the last couple of years Springwatch have used a few of my photographs for various nature related topics.

The photograph they used was a dolphin the photograph taken at Chanonry Point on the Black isle.