When things are slow, we always have other birds…

June 24, 2012  Balmy and sunny today. I spent a couple of hours with Cleve Nash getting some shots of young gulls just out of the nest. The adult falcons have had a banquet with them, but in a few weeks they will be too big to carry. The only juvenile that I have seen at the rock is Solo chasing Mom and Dad on the north face. He has picked up his mother’s habit of harassing vultures and getting quite good. I can see the south side young with the spotting scope sometimes, off on a distant dune of the sandspit, but it’s a long way off.

I talked to some birders this morning that had seen both Lazuli and Indigo Buntings on Turri Ranch Road near the windmill. Also peregrines, adult and juvenile, near the heron rookery.

The photo of the Indigo Bunting is by Roger Zachary, one of the counties foremost birders.

See his site on http://www.flickr.com  Image

Ash-throated Flycatcher

About Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch

We are a 501(c)3 charitable educational organization. We raise scholarship funds for CalPoly students studying biology. The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch is here to inform birders, students and all people who are eager to know about these handsome peregrines. We want you to enjoy and be able to use our on-site powerful spotting scopes. We are available to answer your questions about the pair of falcons that have been observed for many years.
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1 Response to When things are slow, we always have other birds…

  1. Beedie says:

    Beautiful bird!

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