Peregrines: Woburn copulation mode!

March 20, 2017 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

_W7I6448-001A bright, sunny morning with breeding activities in full swing! ┬áDuring copulation, the female leans forward and moves her tail to one side. The male rests on his tarsi (part of the foot above the toes, like the foot), on her back flapping his wings, and presses his tail underneath the female’s. Copulations are usually accompanied by wailing on the female’s part, and chittering or “ee-chupping” by the male. When the male departs, the female usually “ee-chups” a few times, and often rouses (shakes her feathers).