Young Peregrine Falcon - New Jersey

 

Juvenile Peregrine Falcon stretching its leg:

Peregrine Falcon with prey - NJ

Peregrine Falcon with prey - NJ

or flexing muscles 😜

I found this recent fledgling safely perched on the side of a cliff at the Stateline Lookout, Palisades Interstate Park, Bergen County, NJ. It felt so comfortable with my presence that it allowed me to observe it for over an hour, until a parent showed up with a just caught food.

Photograph captured with a Panasonic G9 camera and Leica 100-400mm lens, at 800mm focal lenght equivalent, using following settings: 1/125 s, f/6.3, ISO 800

Not bad for a micro 4/3 camera, isn’t it?


 

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