Living in north Cornwall, I am able to confirm the comments of the RSPB's Roger Lovegrove that in bad weather many birds become disorientated and hang about the cliffs for weeks on end. It is these birds that are most likely to fall victim to a falcon. Peregrines are opportunists and always pick the weakest birds to attack, not the strongest.
If hawks are also to be blamed for the decline in songbirds when cats are estimated to kill 90 million a year, ought not something be done about this first?
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