Posted in Birds, Illinois, Photography

Peregrine Falcons

Finally got around to going up to Alton and getting some shots of the Peregrine Falcons that are nesting there. Saturday was a wet day and I only saw one of the adults. Today went up and met some fellow photogs out shooting the nest also. Got to see both parents and one of the three chicks. It was very overcast today so the light wasn’t great but still got a few halfway decent shots. They are beautiful birds.

Dad coming in with a Swallow he had killed on the Mississippi River.

Peregrine Falcon with prey

Peregrine Falcon chick waiting for some food.

Peregrine Falcon Chick 31 May 15

#birds #bird #falcon #peregrinefalcon #illinois #midwest #nature #canon

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Originally from Oregon and after a career in the Air Force I ended up settling down in the St. Louis area. I have always taken pictures but seven years ago I decided it was time to really start learning the art of photography. Between work and family what little free time is spent out exploring the region. I am fascinated with nature, the man-made world and the interaction between them. This is especially apparent in all of the urban decay that exists in St. Louis. Nature is reclaiming so many areas while the people who live there do their best to hang on. I also have a degree in Graphic Design so patterns, shapes, and textures also speak to me.

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