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The nearly mile-long bluff rises 400 feet above Lake Pepin (a wide spot in the Mississippi) and is one of only six bluffs on the river where peregrine falcons nest naturally.
One thing is certain, that ol' Falcon 9 sure can fly—and nobody seems to be able to catch it.
But this year — for the first time in their relationship — the peregrine falcon parents will be flying solo.
Other birds include greater spotted and imperial eagles, red-footed and saker falcons, great snipes and semi-collared flycatchers.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 on Friday launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and boosted a communications satellite for Bulgaria into orbit.
Riot Games is among companies that have used falcons to deter pigeons and other unwanted birds from their outdoor spaces, according to the New Yorker.
Musk wrote in his New Space paper, citing SpaceX's increasingly precise Falcon 9 first-stage landings.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank also brought up Jones in praising White at the press conference.
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Origin and Etymology of falcon
Middle English faucoun, falcon, from Anglo-French faucon, from Late Latin falcon-, falco, probably from Latin falc-, falx
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
FALCON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of falcon for English Language Learners
: a type of hawk that can fly very fast and is sometimes trained to hunt
FALCON Defined for Kids
Definition of falcon for Students
1 : a hawk trained for use in hunting small game
2 : any of several small hawks with long wings and swift flight
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