Critter Corner

By MDC | November 1, 2021
From Xplor: November/December 2021

Peregrine Falcon

A peregrine (pair-uh-grin) falcon hunts high in the sky. When it spots a tasty bird, it folds its wings and dives. Whoosh! The falcon becomes a feathered missile, screaming toward earth at speeds of nearly 200 mph. Poof! It slams into its prey, knocking it out. As the victim tumbles down, the falcon wheels around and plucks it up for dinner. Learn more at

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