As the Peregrine headed inland, it pecked the prey a couple of times while in flight.
Suddenly the Peregrine lost its grip and the bird fell to the river.
The falcon made a number of attempts to pluck the bird out of the water and finally after 3 or 4 passes, it picked the bird out of the water and flew right by us as we watched the drama unfold. As the Peregrine passed us, you could clearly see it was a Blue Jay in its talons. We last saw the falcon flying west up the channel and disappeared.
After accidentally dropping the Blue Jay into the river the Peregrine Falcon made a number of attempts to recover the jay.