This female peregrine falcon was photographed at the American Camp section of San Juan Island National Historic Park, WA. After corresponding with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Bird Banding Laboratory, I found that, at 13 years of age, she is quite old and is one of the most documented peregrines in history. She was banded in the nest by the Falcon Research Group near Deception Pass on Fidalgo Island. The bander was hanging from a rope and mistakenly placed one of the bands on upside down. Since then, she has been photographed elsewhere in the San Juan Islands and in British Columbia, as far away as Victoria.
White claw tips. The color varies in this species
Small plant, need I'd help
It is scattered everywhere on the ground.
Two rode my wake for a quarter mile while I headed S towards Point Caution
Freshly dead killed by a pair of adult bald eagles on the east spit
Juvenile? stunned by hitting a large window on my home overlooking the Salish Sea. .
Swimming W 50 meters S of Yellow Island
Two swimming N just S of Pt. caution
One in the garden area
80-100 headed S down SJC from Spieden Channel to past Friday Harbor
Half mile S of Yellow swimming NW up SJC
One by the orange can #4 SW of Yellow
Three. Two a mule south of a Yellow headed N. One a quarter mile west, headed east.
Foraging off the SW point of Yellow.
Foraging along the S shore headed W.
Joined me on the S side of the cabin. The first mink I've seen in several years. :)
Four appear to be foraging about a mile SSE of Yellow Island
Two headed between Low and Shaw islands going NE
Five swimming birth at the west end of Presidents Channel about a mile south of Point Disney on Waldron Island
One traveling east to west a quarter mile south of Yellow.
Adult and juvenile traveling west a quarter mile south of Yellow.
Four traveling NE across San Juan Channel about a mile south of Yelliw Island