Peregrine Monograph – Steve Watson & Richard Sale



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We will be meeting in person in Room 109 in the Palmer Building at usual, but you can also join remotely via Zoom if you prefer.  Please click here to join the meeting. You can join from 7.15 pm and the meeting will start at 7.30 pm.  You will be muted when you join; please stay muted except when you have been asked to unmute, for recent sightings, questions, etc.

This talk investigates all aspects of Peregrine life, from plumage, through diet, population dynamics, breeding and survival.

Richard Sale is a physicist with a PhD in astrophysics, who now devotes his time to studying the four UK breeding falcons and their flight dynamics. He has written several books on birds including  The Gyrfalcon which won the US Wildlife Society Book of the Year in 2006. More recently he co-authored Steller’s Sea Eagle with Russian colleagues Vladimir Mastrov and Michael Romanov: the book won the US Wildlife Society Book of the Year in 2019. In 2021 Sale became the first author to win the Wildlife Society’s book award prize three times with his monograph on The Common Kestrel. His other books include The Snowy Owl (also with Eugene Potapov), the New Naturalist title
Falcons and monograph on Merlin and the Eurasian Hobby (with Anthony Messenger).

Steve Watson is a retired Chartered Accountant who has always had a passion for raptors but Peregrine Falcons in particular. He is a Trustee of Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group CIO (GRMG) and Raptor Aid CIO and also a committee member of South West Peregrines. He has conducted a 40-year study of the Symonds Yat Peregrines, whilst also presenting lectures throughout UK.