May 09 2014

Awesome Peregrine Downhill Race

Published by at 6:20 am under Peregrines

What happens when you pair a mountain bike racer with a peregrine falcon?

Red Bull sponsored this contest in which World Cup downhill champion Gee Atherton placed a lure on his helmet (and his back) and sped down a mountain with a falconer’s peregrine in pursuit.  Both the biker and the peregrine wore cameras.

Look at that bird go!  Wow!

(video from Earth Unplugged)

 

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4 Responses to “Awesome Peregrine Downhill Race”

  1. Theresa maeon 09 May 2014 at 8:10 am

    AMAZING! We were all glued to the video. Thanks so much for sharing, your blog has fostered so much interested in bird at our house!

  2. Donnaon 09 May 2014 at 11:03 am

    Really shows the power & agility of the peregrine. Also watch the “Making of” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGcGGkqKJkU

  3. Doug & Judi Cunzoloon 09 May 2014 at 4:50 pm

    That was just a fabulous video . Thanks for sharing.

  4. carol kyrimeson 10 May 2014 at 6:57 am

    Perfection on the wing.

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