June 20, 2012. Today the solstice celebration will take place in the parking lot at the rock. A few of the local Native Americans have gone up to the top of the rock last night with a park guide, where they will have a small fire. At the base of the rock, the dancers with drums and flutes will have a large fire next to the parking area.
The young falcons are still camped out on the sand spit, about three quarters of a mile from here. The adults have taken nine young gulls in four days to them.
Another little nugget I thought I would share… Last year about this time, two of the young falcons from the north side chased a pigeon down into one of the three 500 foot smoke stacks at the power plant. Pacific Wildlife Care found them at the bottom, a little disheveled, but in good shape and subsequently were released. ~Bob