Peregrine feeding in Ukiah Westside
- Saturday, March 18, 2006, 11:15 a.m. - - PEREGRINE FALCON observed
consuming a BAND-TAILED PIGEON in the oak at the SW corner of W Smith
and Hortense Streets in Ukiah's Westside. I first saw the bird fly
from the SE. It appeared to be of the anatum race and, as judged from
its large size, a female.
Several of us spent an hour watching from under the oak. The falcon
took note of automobile, roof construction and human noises, but
continued with its meal until its crop was bulging and all that was
left of the pigeon were a couple of bloody bones and a wing dangling
from its perch on the horizontal limb.
Ukiah MEN, CA
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- At Point Arena today, my family and I enjoyed watching
"Al" the LAYSAN ALBATROSS from 12:00-1:00 pm. Al
repeatedly drifted within 20 feet or so of the
shoreline and then would paddle back out a short
distance. Once he flew out a short distance and landed
in front of an incoming surfer who casually reached
out and touched Al. So amazing!
Yesterday at about 10:45 am I saw a PEREGRINE FALCON
fly over the highest point of the Boonville Road
between Boonville and Ukiah.
Hidden Valley Lake, Lake County