The Peregrine is one of the few Birds of Prey that prefer to hunt, catch and kill prey in mid-air - it possesses a unique tomial tooth on its beak which allows it to kill prey instantly. Most importanly however, despite its size, the Peregrine can reach speeds up to 200 mph when hunting and diving for prey.
Homer, Alaska is one of the best places to watch a Bald Eagle in action as he swoops down upon its prey, soars amongst the blue skies or rests atop a tree. Description from whale-images.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images