[CT Birds] Peregrine chasing Osprey

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Thu Jul 11 19:26:12 EDT 2013

A young falcon might chase anything just because it can.

Referencing the Cornell site (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/peregrine_falcon/lifehistory) it says of the Peregrine: "They occasionally pirate prey, including fish and rodents, from other raptors."
Roy Harvey

Beacon Falls, CT

From: Alec Wiggin <alec at aabalonered.com>
To: Chris Bosak <bozclark at earthlink.net> 
Cc: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> 
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Peregrine chasing Osprey

Chris, I have seen a peregrine go at an osprey like a laser,
confronting it head on and forcing it to turn 90 degrees, and then
chasing it. What in the natural world causes this animosity? They
don't eat the same food, nor rob each other's nests? What then?

Alec Wiggin

Sent from my iPad

On Jul 11, 2013, at 7:01 PM, Chris Bosak <bozclark at earthlink.net> wrote:

> 07/11/13 Norwalk - Peregrine falcon chasing Osprey along Norwalk River about 6:30 pm. Falcon very vocal.
> Chris Bosak
> Stamford

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