I was wondering if peregrine falcons eat carrion? I know that hawks won't. The vultures at our lake carry all the dead things around and they seem to be all landing or ending up in an area that a falcon is temporarily staying. The birds are usually plucked and the feathers end up in a neat pile. The reason why I'm asking is that this falcon is hanging around an area where several of my favorite ducks are living right now. Also, I'm worried he will go after some of my favorite killdeer, too (most of the medium-sized birds have vacated the area, but they could come back at any time, too). Falcons usually show up around this time of year, but only stay a month or two, if even that. We do have quite a few dead animals around right now, mostly due to bad weather, accidents/illnesses, and coot fights (coots have the highest number of fatalities so far). Will that satisfy the falcon for some time, or do they have to have fresh kills?