Peregrine Falcon Case
This is a pair of Peregrine Falcons at a nest site recreated in a wall case. The rock was a rock I found on the Isle of Mull in Scotland It looked so cool I just had to go back with some RTV and cast it, this is now a reproduction made from fiberglass and foam. The project I originally planned for it is in the still to do pile, hopefully I will get it done and add it to the site.
The eggs are Plaster I know people get very tetchy about eggs even if 100% legal. With all the Peregrine Falcons being bread in the UK there are plenty of legitimate infertile eggs but feel it is safer to just use plaster eggs.
The female Peregrine Falcon achieved a Higher Category Credit at the UK Guild of Taxidermists Competitions in March 2011. This is the highest award that can be achieved in the UK. The case also won the Wagstaffe Trophy Best Cased Exhibit.
Peregrine Falcon Case size:
Height 33.5", Length 43", Depth 12"
Male Peregrine: Ring 4116; Log 8528; A10 359156/16
Female Peregrine: Ring 16808w; Log 8524; A10:359156/12
Mistle Thrush: Log 8407
Eggs: plaster reproductions
The Peregrine Falcon
|Falco peregrinus Tunstall, 1771|
|17–19, see text|
|Global range of F. peregrinus Breeding summer visitor Breeding resident Winter visitor Passage visitor|
|Falco atriceps Hume Falco kreyenborgi Kleinschmidt, 1929 Falco pelegrinoides madens Ripley & Watson, 1963 Rhynchodon peregrinus (Tunstall, 1771) and see text|