Peregrine falcon http://wlrn.org en Birdwatchers In The Keys On Alert For Nature's Speed Demon http://wlrn.org/post/birdwatchers-keys-alert-natures-speed-demon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on the planet. 
Throw a brick off the top of the Empire State Building and the Peregrine will fall out of the sky faster.</span></p><p>The secret is the falcon’s ability to shape its body into an almost perfect teardrop, fine tuning its muscles and feathers according to the feel of the rushing wind. Navy scientists using radar have clocked them doing 240 miles per hour. Peregrine Falcons don’t do this for fun. They do it to survive.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:29:21 +0000 Mark Hedden 22840 at http://wlrn.org Birdwatchers In The Keys On Alert For Nature's Speed Demon