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Common Name Peregrine
Alternative Name(s) Peregrine Falcon
Scientific Name Falco peregrinus
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Related Species Falcons
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Primarily a hunter of pigeons and jackdaws along the coastal cliffs of Dorset



Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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Managed to get some surprisingly good shots of a Peregrine on the Purbeck cliffs in the early morning drizzle

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16/01/2017 - 10:30
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Peregrine, flying over Lytchett Bay
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08/02/2017 - 20:15
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The Stunning Peregrine Falcon I photographed on Portland at the Bill.
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19/04/2017 - 02:30
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Great day out on Portland yesterday with Bruv , Stunning Peregrine, Wheatear, Wood Warbler and Spotted Fly Catcher
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30/04/2017 - 15:30
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05/06/2017 - 18:30
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@DorsetBirdClub This Is P.K the Juvenile Peregrine Falcon in Bournemouth Kerb crawling.
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13/06/2017 - 10:15
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Another shot of this morning's Peregrine on the Purbeck cliffs #dorsetwt
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29/06/2017 - 13:15
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High over Loddy today,, a Peregrine catches a pigeon in level flight.
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30/06/2017 - 21:15
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RT @shodge_7: Some peregrine action from Portland this evening
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03/07/2017 - 21:30
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Grabbed a Peregrine flyby on Portland yesterday, looks like a young one.
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07/08/2017 - 07:10
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Also a Peregrine over #LytchettFields , different to last weeks juvenile bird
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10/08/2017 - 18:08
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A windy morning along the Purbeck coast but local Peregrines showing well #dorsetwt
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17/08/2017 - 10:10
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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
20/10/2017 - 13:30 Jol Mitchell

Just watched 2 female Sprawks, male Peg and a Buzzard interacting over a fabulously blue @DurlstonCP Bay

17/10/2017 - 09:59 Ian Ballam

1 Curlew Sand, 4 Ruff, Marsh Harrier and Peregrine so far #lytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

15/10/2017 - 20:53 Peter Robertson

No hen harriers on this evening's @_BTO hen harrier winter roost survey @RspbArne but 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrines and a late Wheatear

15/10/2017 - 18:03 Hamish Murray

This male Peregrine (tiercel) posed beautifully on the Purbeck cliffs this morning #dorsetwt

12/10/2017 - 20:13 Birds Poole Harbour

Stilt Sandpiper in Middlebere again PM not seen since a Peg spooked the wader flock. Also a Golden Plover present @DorsetBirdClub

12/10/2017 - 12:36 James Gale

A beautiful morning at Lulworth. Grey wag.Peregrine, Small cop. 5 Portuguese MOW. Sooty Shearwater…

12/10/2017 - 08:57 Ian Ballam

3 Ruff @ #lytchettFields ,all other small waders moved on by Marsh Harrier followed by a Peregrine @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

07/10/2017 - 08:24 Ian Ballam

Only half light in Lytchett Bay, but already Peregrine and Marsh Harrier together causing havoc! @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

06/10/2017 - 10:33 Hamish Murray

The male Peregrine back on his favourite perch this morning

05/10/2017 - 06:45 Retweet

RT @TonyFurnell: Peregrine at Holton Lee @BBCEarth

03/10/2017 - 16:20 Liz Woodford

Spoonbill and peregrine still taking over the tamarisk island on lagoon today #dwtbrown #wildbrownsea

03/10/2017 - 11:07 Barbara Bisset

11.00 🌞 peregrine spooked c200 & c700 blackwit on Middlebere Lake @RSPBArne @harbourbirds

01/10/2017 - 09:13 Steve Smith

@harbourbirds Stilt Sand still at Middlebere. Also Spotshank9 Gshank4 Knot4 Avocet378 Bwit490+. Osprey & Peregrine over. Hide packed

27/09/2017 - 12:35 Ian Ballam

1 Curlew Sand with Dunlin on FP prior to being flushed by a Peregrine #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

26/09/2017 - 11:22 Liz Woodford

5 spoonbill on lagoon and peregrine in usual place on tamarisk #dwtbrown @harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub

26/09/2017 - 11:07 Ian Ballam

1 Little Stint,1Curlew Sandpiper & Peregrine making a nuisance so far #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides

24/09/2017 - 09:37 Paul Harris

Still 2 Grey Phal at Rodden Hive but distant. Peregrine chasing Merlin. Redstart and Spot Fly on edge of village. 2 Black Swan also.

23/09/2017 - 15:41 Peter Hadrill

RT @peterhadrill: @harbourbirds @RSPBArne 7 up raptor haul Arne Moors to Hartland today including 3 Marsh Hs, Peregrine, juv Hobby, Sparro…

19/09/2017 - 11:14 Dorset Wildlife Trust

Lagoon looking superb spoonbill, little stint, sanderling and peregrine to name a few #dwtbrown #wildbrownsea

19/09/2017 - 09:52 Barbara Bisset

09.40 osprey looking to fish along Middlebere & peregrine spooked 21 spoonbill, avocet & large flock of blackwit @RSPBArne @harbourbirds

17/09/2017 - 22:49 Liz Woodford

Watched kingfisher being chased by a peregrine today while on brownsea wow! #amazing #dwtbrown @WeBS_UK #wildbrownsea

13/09/2017 - 20:48 Nick Urch

RT @nickurch1: Excellent WeBS at The Swannery with @AJBbirder - 3 Grey Phal, Osprey, Ruff, Peregrine, 3 Greenshank, K'fisher, 6 Common Sand…

13/09/2017 - 13:35 Hamish Murray

This morning's female Peregrine posing beautifully on the Purbeck cliffs #dorsetwt

12/09/2017 - 18:11 Birds Poole Harbour

Baird's Sand, 2 Curlew Sand, 1 Garganey, 1 Black Tern, 1 Peregrine and 2 Kingfisher highlights on @DWTBrownsea lagoon today @DorsetBirdClub

10/09/2017 - 12:51 Nick Urch

Excellent WeBS at The Swannery with @AJBbirder - 3 Grey Phal, Osprey, Ruff, Peregrine, 3 Greenshank, K'fisher, 6 Common Sand @SwannerySteve

06/09/2017 - 10:10 Ian Ballam

Now a big juvenile Peregrine over fields chasing a Green Sand, all waders now on distant islands @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh #LytchettFields

27/08/2017 - 07:14 Retweet RT @timmackrill: More stunning weather for our final @harbourbirds Osprey cruise. Highlights inc 2 Ospreys, GW Egret, hunting Peregrine & 2…
17/08/2017 - 10:10 Hamish Murray A windy morning along the Purbeck coast but local Peregrines showing well #dorsetwt
13/08/2017 - 06:58 Ian Ballam I'm not the only early riser, juvenile Peregrine just landed in trees between SP and FP #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
11/08/2017 - 15:53 Ian Ballam Female Shoveler and a Yellow Wagtail on #LytchettFields, also male Peregrine perched ominously in tree @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
10/08/2017 - 21:18 World Birds SeaWatch from Bournemouth EastCliff pm: 6 Gannet 3ad,3imm W, 3 Com Scoter E, F Peregrine E, 2 Kittiwake E. @NatureofDorset @harbourbirds
10/08/2017 - 18:08 Ian Ballam Also a Peregrine over #LytchettFields , different to last weeks juvenile bird
07/08/2017 - 16:35 RSPB Arne Great White Egret reported from Middlebere this morning. Lost of Osprey action too plus Peregrine, Marsh Harrier and poss male Hen Harrier?!
07/08/2017 - 15:16 Ian Julian Taken from myflat central sunny Bournmouth @NatureofDorset @DorsetWildlife LtTits, Goldcrest, young Jay, Peregrine…
07/08/2017 - 07:10 Frank Gardener Grabbed a Peregrine flyby on Portland yesterday, looks like a young one.
06/08/2017 - 07:13 Ian Ballam #LytchettFields FP loaded with birds, before I got in viewing range a Peregrine flushed everything to bay @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh
02/08/2017 - 14:00 Ian Julian Bournemouth Peregrines & chicks at LansdownTower chicks still there @DorsetWildlife @DorsetBirdClub @NatureofDorset…
29/07/2017 - 14:00 James Phillips Brownsea PM : 20 Little Egret, 18 Common Sandpiper, 1 Whimbrel, 7 Greenshank, 1 Juv Peregrine @harbourbirds @DWTBrownsea
25/07/2017 - 21:15 Mike Parker RT @mr_mike_parker: Fantastic view of the @RSPBArne osprey today with @dougaldog. Hobby & peregrine seen too. Not a bad view in general e…
25/07/2017 - 12:30 Barbara Bisset RT @dougaldog: 12.10 osprey circling high over Coombe viewpoint mobbed by peregrine & shelduck @RSPBArne @harbourbirds
23/07/2017 - 18:15 Retweet RT @LMHooperbirder: Also to note, 3 manx, 1+ juv YL gull, and 3 peregrines (1 ad, 2 juv) trying to fish a dropped pigeon out of the sea @Po…
22/07/2017 - 17:30 Tom Brereton West Bay this am. Quiet. 3 juv Med Gulls, Oystercatcher, 2 Gannets. Peregrine attacking Little Egret at sea. Not su…
21/07/2017 - 18:45 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group This #PeregrineFalcon is regularly on the south face of Christchurch Priory tower.
18/07/2017 - 09:45 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge 0600-0930 3 Redshank, 44 Dunlin, 4 T'stone, juv Peregrine, 300+each Sand Martin & Swallow, a few Swift & House Martin through
16/07/2017 - 14:15 Two Owls Birding Lodmoor with our group this am 3 Marsh Harriers interacting & 2 Peregrines doing same nearby calling loudly. Bearded Tit, Reed & Sedge wblrs
13/07/2017 - 14:45 Debby Saunders A late morning 2 hours at Ferrybridge 28 Sand Martin south, 9 Sandwich Tern 2 Peregrine
12/07/2017 - 09:00 Debby Saunders Ferrybridge this morning 4 Sandwich Tern, 3 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, juv Peregrine
10/07/2017 - 15:00 Retweet RT @dfozzie68: Osprey, Peregrine (with prey), Dartford Warblers & Common Terns the highlights from this mornings trip to @RSPBArne @harbour…
03/07/2017 - 21:30 Retweet RT @shodge_7: Some peregrine action from Portland this evening
03/07/2017 - 14:15 Nicky Hoar Peregrine heading S over @DorsetWildlife Upton Heath, 8 house martins feeding and drinking at big pond #tgh
Name of species Peregrine
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