The peregrine falcon is a magnificent bird and the fastest diver in the world. Their numbers are recovering now that they are protected and we have 1,500 breeding pairs in the UK. Good news!
Peregrine falcon is the fastest diving bird in the world. They were heavily persecuted but now as a protected species their numbers are improving. They have long, broad wings, a blackish head and a white barred chest. And they have a distinctive moustache. They feed on other small birds and it is quite a sight to see them swoop down and snatch their prey. In the UK there are 1,500 breeding pairs.