Saker Falcons live in Austria, Eastern Europe and Asia, including Russia.
They are considered an endangered bird due to rapid population declines in their Asian breeding grounds.
They are a large falcon species,
that prey mostly on rodents and other birds.
Sakers often hunt horizontally like Kestrels, not vertically like Peregrines.
I watched a Saker swoop down on an unsuspecting pigeon, but my presence, in response to the pigeon cries, called off the hunt!
Cheers to you from the remarkable and endangered Saker Falcons~
(Note: These photos were taken in raptor reserves in Europe)