Ken Franklin & the beauty of the peregrine falcon

Ken releases a lure over the island....

This is beautiful photography & a beautiful animal, with pilot & falconer Ken Franklin checking out how fast the bird can go (Suzanne is in the film, too…). His falcon Frightful clocks in at over 180 miles an hour in one test, and over 240 a week later.

This vid has over 1,600,000 visits, which makes sense if everybody watches it ten times each like I did…you’re gonna love it. Poetry in motion, to start the day.

A beautiful bird...

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 5:57 am by

Categories: Enviro Corner


  1. She’s GORGEOUS! Amazing!

    Comment by margaret on March 4, 2011 at 10:54 am
  2. FWIW, there is (or was … I had it out last year) a VHS tape available at SJ Library, named “TERMINAL VELOCITY”, taken as a companion to the original article that appeared in Nat Geo and Air & Space Magazine. Roy is also in that video – Ken N.

    Comment by Ken Norris on March 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

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