Peregrine Falcon

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Once you’ve reached the Cathedral, don’t forget to look up and see if you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful Peregrine Falcon perched along the steeples. This bird of prey is the fastest flyer in the world, capable of reaching speeds of up to 300km an hour! The Peregrine Falcon is identifiable by its dark grey head, large yellow claws, and mottled black and white breast. Their diet is made up of small birds, and they have the incredible ability to kill their prey simply by swooping down on it; the speed and sheer force of their swoop is enough to demobilise their prey while their sharp claws seal the deal. They are widespread in Ireland, settling on coastal and inland cliffs.