Photo: The inquisitive gaze of a peregrine falcon

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A beautiful female raptor, offering a tilt of the head that seems to say "hmmm?"

Peregrine falcons were virtually wiped out of eastern North America courtesy of pesticide poisoning in the mid-20th century. Ugh. Thankfully, after significant recovery work, they have made a remarkable rebound and are now seen everywhere from the sills of skyscrapers to the edges of rugged cliffs. May their success be long and healthy!

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