Brad Felger and Hoko, a peregrine and gyrfalcon hybrid. Photo: Esmy Jimenez

Brad Felger and Hoko, a peregrine and gyrfalcon hybrid. Photo: Esmy Jimenez

Like Your Fresh Washington Apples And Blueberries? Thank A Falcon For Keeping Away The Pests

It’s feeding time at Brad Felger’s farm in Washington’s Skagit Valley. And he’s about to feed 40 hungry falcons.

Yes, falcons.

They’re an important, albeit often unseen, part of farming in the Northwest, used as a defense mechanism to keep away pesky birds like starlings.

Read or listen here: https://www.nwpb.org/2018/04/13/like-your-fresh-washington-apples-and-blueberries-thank-a-falcon-for-keeping-away-the-pests/