Peregrine's method of killing prey

I read with interest the note on how a Peregrine Falco peregrinus took a Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis, and the accompanying editorial comment (Brit. Birds 71: 37-38). I must say that I thought J. Walpole-Bond (quoted in the aforementioned comment) was talking absolute rubbish. I have seen quite a few Peregrine kills, but none in which the prey has been flying

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