I’ve been trolling through all the videos from 4th November and am puzzled by the comment by Shep of the ‘huge’ prey being brought in at these times:
6 November: 1000 am
7 November: 2.22 am
Could you give me the Australian time, or your location so I can calculate it, so I can double check back to see what these are. Diamond has been hoeing into the galah population recently – excellent tucker, large and juicy – and the only bird round here that is bright pink and silver, so very obvious.
Galahs are about 35 cm long and weigh 270–350 g, so quite a mouthful. Peregrines have a body length of of 34 to 58 cm, with the males often a third smaller than the female, so for a male to catch a galah, it’s pretty amazing (but nothing compared to the egret one of them caught recently). These could have been taken by either sex.
I still have two days to do to catch up, and the software went out again yesterday (but is running today), so apologies for lack of updates, but I can see that all is well and juvenile plumage is almost there (and the box is full of down that scatters every time we have a flapping session).