Peregrine Falcons Return to London After Century of Decline

Peregrine Falcons Return to London After Century of Decline

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peregrine falconAfter decades of declining numbers, the world’s fastest creature is populating Britain’s cities once again.

The peregrine falcon, which can travel at speeds of 200mph, is returning to Britain’s cities in droves, with the highest number recorded in the capital for hundreds of years.

The regal bird of prey in the UK has increased more than fourfold since the 1960s when the population was devastated by the effects of toxic pesticides.

(READ the story in the UK Independent)

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