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I'm glad I'm not alone. I'm also glad I had the presence of mind to not fall off the rock. It took me a second to make sense of the situation, since I couldn't think what could be that loud. Then it came to me as my head was turning, because in that instant of retrospection I recalled a flutter within the roar, as feathers might make. I wonder what sort of stress such a maneuver puts on the wings and bigger feathers.The Stillernator wrote:I was shocked at how LOUD the sound was
azbackpackr wrote:Feral cats could be fed with pigeons. Then falcons could eat feral cats. Two birds with one stone. No, wait. One bird and one cat with one bird. That doesn't have much of a ring to it does it?
Ok I'll go away. I am just practicing an avoidance maneuver to put off studying for finals.
I have seen a kestrel falcon take a bird (sparrow?) in mid air - sounded like a fist smacking into a hand ... also had a kestrel take another sparrow right off my front porch, and the other day I saw one making off with a baby mockingbird shrieking in it's talons and the parent giving chase!base871 wrote:Could be a peregrine falcon, they can hit speeds of over 150mph. Search for the video of the skydiver who has one for a pet. They leave the plane together and the falcon actually passes the guy on the way down.
Wanna see something really cool, I saw one hit a pigeon at south mountain once at speed. A loud pop followed by a shower of feathers. Took me a bit to figure out what happened, it was so fast!
My moms cat caught a falcon and left it dead on her doorstep, one time.azbackpackr wrote:Then falcons could eat feral cats.