Gulf of Mexico Peregrines.

I’m working on a ship in the Gulf of Mexico, and five peregrines appear to have adopted us, staying around for the last five days, even following us when we dodged the hurricane, and returning to the worksite with us. Definitely three juveniles and one adult, not sure about the fifth member, the few occasions when they’re all airborne, it’s too difficult to make out. The juvenile in the picture looked as if it was going to try and land in a choppy sea, but to my surprise plucked a small bird off the surface, presumably one it had knocked down. Poor photos courtesy of mobile phone.

They’re definitely not going hungry on here, the ship is littered with remains. Apologies to anyone who’s a bit squeamish.

They’ve been buzzing some of the local seabirds, including this Frigate bird, some Brown Booby’s and a Snowy (Little?) Egret.

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