Double Peregrine Day

Spent the day birding along the Stevens Creek from McClellan Ranch down to Blackberry Farm golf course and the Stocklmeir orchard. The day began with a clear view of a Peregrine Falcon at the top of the redwood tree by the McClellan entrance. This is only the second time I've seen a Peregrine in this area. At the end of the day I came home to Santa Cruz and took my dog Diego for along deserved walk. Two blocks from my house I saw a Peregrine perched at the top of a cypress plucking a Mourning Dove. I see Peregrines more frequently in Santa Cruz than I do in Cupertino, but this was the first time I've heard one vocalize. It appeared the Peregrine had it feathers ruffled a bit when a crow moved in to close to its dove dinner.

Posted by barbarab barbarab, April 11, 2011 05:11


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