While chipmunks may occasionally be on their menu, typically Peregrines
would prefer a nice fat pigeon or Mourning Dove. They will swoop down while
they are feeding on the ground and knock them out of the air when they
flush - basically the same way they hunt shorebirds and waterfowl. They
prefer to take prey from the air.

"Enjoy every sandwich." -  W.  Zevon

Dana C. Rohleder, O.D.
Port Kent, NY
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Curran" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 11:56 AM
Subject: UVM campus falcon?

> My husband saw what he thinks may have been a peregrine falcon dive by the
> front of Waterman Building about 11:45 a.m. The resident chipmunks may
> have been the target.
> Ann Curran