The reward by MrsRatbag ()
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I'm having a senior moment trying to remember the identity of this bird. It looks like an American Kestrel to me, but I swear they never brought one out at the raptor show; I got several closeups of the kestrel on another visit, and I think I would have remembered them saying it. Still, that's what this looks like to me, so I guess my dementia is manifesting itself! Movement blur, obviously, as it flutters in to land and grab its treat.
NOTE: Erestorfan, you're likely right; I know there was a peregrine falcon, so despite the fact that this one doesn't match any shots on my google search, this could well be that one.
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Great shot Denise! For falconry purposes Peregrines are hybridised with many other falcon species (Saker falcons, Lanner falcons, Barbary falcons, Gry falcons, Laggar falcon are all possible hybridiseres). This produces some strange combinations I think this bird is either a true Barbary or a Barbary X Peregrine.