This video was found on kottke.org, a recommended repository of random cool things.
Monday, 6 May 2013
Amazing In-Flight Video
While there are a variety of views on falconry in the birding community, there is no denying that this is stunning footage. This video captures a female peregrine hunting, then taking a freaking duck out of mid-air in a triple digit km/h stoop dive (starting at around 2:45)..... (note: "freaking duck" is neither a new species nor a poorly pronounced Chinese menu item, but simply a reflection of how cool this video is)
....and for an even faster version, minus the carnage, check out this video for the full >300km/h potential. (note: >300km/h is not a typo, if you were flat out in a Porsche 911, this bird would overtake you)