During mating, tiercel curls its sharp talons away from female's body to not to hurt her. As he doesn't have anything to hang on, he rapidly flaps his wings to keep the balance. The rest is self explanatory, I believe :D
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Even though there is still snow on the ground here in Northern New Jersey, as you can see Spring arrived in a great fashion! State Line Lookout, in the Palisades Interstate Park, is the place to be to see copulating Peregrine Falcons. To buy surprise, this is not a one a day thing :) These birds of prey can be seen mating multiple times a day, giving excellent chances to photograph them. This is a 3rd week as they been seen mating so there is not much time left. Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed this video and hopefully I will post some more for your viewing pleasure ;)
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