Photo: world’s fastest bird spotted overlooking wetlands near West Sussex market town

A reader has sent in a photo of a beautiful Peregrine falcon near Arundel.

Bill Thornton from Warnham submitted the picture on Saturday, February 3, with the note: “The Worlds fasted bird, the Peregrine, rests in the sunshine, overlooking Arundel Wetlands.”

He said the photo was taken on January 26.

According to The Wildlife Trusts: “Peregrines are among the fastest animals on the planet, reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per hour when ‘stooping’ – diving down on its prey from a great height. Prey is usually taken mid-air and consists mostly of birds like feral pigeons and collared doves.”

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