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Old 11-17-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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I was scouting around for articles to post and I found this one, admittedly from last year but I hadn't seen it before (despite the fact I get Living Bird)
Naturalist Notebook - Winter 2009 Living Bird, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

It is the naturalist page by John Schmitt in Living Bird, describing a peregrine falcon diving into a flock of bats and catching them to eat. I had no idea they ate bats.

Sage, oh peregrine expert, is this a common thing or a fluke that the guy witnessed?
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:51 PM   #2
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Gudgreef! I had no idea either! I'll check with my friend at the DEC who is in charge of the Peregrines.

We're having another Peregrine mystery which I'm reporting about on my blog.
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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I just got an email from Jacquie at the DEC pointing out a mistake in my blog!!! But I sent that link and will report back.
re the blog - green seen under the male's feathers so we have two mystery Pefas at this site.
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Let's hope they stick to pigeons; The last 2 bats were acting funny in the Palmer Woods neighborhood and had rabies.
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I don't think birds can contract rabies from mammals. Can they?
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Bullfrogs have been known to eat bats AND hummingbirds. Everything's got to take care of the rumblies in the tummies!!!
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recurve> Uh uh.... they can't.
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