Falcon feeding eyasse on near pine tree

The eyasses have mainly been sitting in the pine trees on the other side of the gorge from the peregrine watch. They get a good viewpoint from up there and can see all the way down the gorge. They have been circling over us at the peregrine watch and sitting up in the pine trees behind the watch as well.

Yesterday the falcon flew back to one of the eyasses in the pine tree to the left of the big oak tree and started to pluck a pigeon. You could see all the white and grey feathers being plucked by the falcon. She then fed the eyasse half of the pigeon and then flew off after 15 minutes with the pigeon remains. She probably stored the pigeon in one of their larders to feed the other eyasse later.

 

The falcon feeding one eyass © Scottish Wildlife Trust

Tom Hall – Species Protection Officer

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The eyasses have mainly been sitting in the pine trees on the other side of the gorge from the peregrine watch. They get a good viewpoint from up there and …

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