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Manchester birds join Food and Drink Festival

Reader sends picture of ‘Falco peregrines’ enjoying lunch, Sleuth comments

Published on October 6th 2010.


Manchester birds join Food and Drink Festival

After our picture on Sleuth here we’re becoming the specialist website for bird murder in the north west. We’re proud of that.

Peregrine Falcons were once on the endangered list for birds in the UK, but as soon as they realised that living on a cold windy cliff above the sea or on a mountain was rubbish compared to a good tall skyscraper in the heat island of a city things have looked up for the species.

As this is the week of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival we thought it doubly appropriate to show you how other animals enjoy their nosh. Especially as the theme of this year’s festival is local food and ‘Manchester icons’.

Pigeons are a Manchester icon. As Les Dawson said, “Manchester has more energy than other cities, and if you see what the pigeons can do to the Albert Memorial in an hour, they share it.”

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In which case it’s lovely that a reader, Carol S, has sent in this picture of a peregine falcon enjoying some tuck in Longsight, after hoovering the skies clear of one of those one-legged, fat birds with pea brains, known as pigeons.

Peregrine Falcons were once on the endangered list for birds in the UK, but as soon as they realised that living on a cold windy cliff above the sea or on a mountain was rubbish compared to a good tall skyscraper in the heat island of a city things have looked up for the species.

Wikipedia says this about the peregrine falcon.

‘The peregrine's breeding range includes land regions from the Arctic tundra to the Tropics. It can be found nearly everywhere on Earth, except extreme polar regions, very high mountains, and most tropical rainforests.’

And in this case Longsight.

We’ll be sending you more pictures of peregrine falcons eating things as soon as we get them.

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AnonymousOctober 6th 2010.

Watch it now. Look what happened the last time you used the word 'birds':)

NortherngeezerOctober 6th 2010.

And falcons to you too

AnonymousOctober 12th 2010.

The photo's are of a female Sparrowhawk and not a Peregrine.

www.rspb.org.uk/…/index.aspx…

AgricolaOctober 12th 2010.

The photos are also of a dead pigeon (male). Very dead.

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