2 peregrines at SMRE Sunday


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Hello All,
On Sunday there was an adult and juvenile Peregrine at the SMRE. The juvenile sat on a stick near the mouth and the adult dove and harassed it so it flew away. The adult followed the juvenile north up the coast and returned to perch on the stick soon after. The adult liked to waddle in the open in the 1 inch sheen of water covering the rivermouth. It stood or waddled around for 30 minutes in a few locations while I watched from 50 - 100 yards. It was amusing to watch but didn't seem to be hunting things in the water. It perched on sticks a couple times. There were hundreds of Western Sandpipers and a few Least's and a Lesser Yellowlegs, ...
Regards, Ron

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