PERE­GRINE PREY RE­SEARCH

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

Sci­en­tists at Not­ting­ham Trent Univer­sity are us­ing a ther­mal camera to shed light on the feeding habits of their res­i­dent Pere­grines. The re­searchers want to find out whether the Pere­grines, nest­ing on a ledge at the univer­sity’s city cen­tre build­ing, are bring­ing freshly killed prey back to the nest, or whether the birds are us­ing a ‘larder’ to store pre­vi­ously killed prey as ru­ral Pere­grines of­ten do. They are also in­ter­ested to dis­cover whether or not these birds are hunt­ing at night. This is the first time that a ther­mal imag­ing camera has been used in this way.

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