- Yesterday morning, Sun Oct 28, there was a PRAIRIE FALCON at the end of
Burris Lane. It was on a rock on the hillside north of the vineyard on
the north side of Burris Lane and could be seen from the parking area
overlooking the pond. The bird was consuming a breakfast of what
appeared to be ground-squirrel.
From Burris Lane I drove up Boardman Ridge to Hull Mtn then took M-61
back down. There were hundreds of Pine Siskins up on top but the only
bird of interest was a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at Goat Rock.
- Matthew Matthiessen
- 20 April 2006 - 9:45 AM - one adult Prairie Falcon was observed soaring
with Turkey Vultures over University Road on the UC Hopland Research &
Extension Center. The bird was missing some primary feathers (Primaries
#7,8,and 9 I think) on the right wing. After soaring it headed in a
northerly direction and disappeared in the direction of the River Road
between Hopland and Talmage. Good Birding. Bob Keiffer
Robert J. Keiffer
Principal Supt. of Agriculture
UC Hopland Research & Extension Center
4070 University Road
Hopland, CA 95449
(707) 744-1424 FAX (707) 744-1040
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- Wed, 13 Nov 2013 -- This afternoon I saw a PRAIRIE FALCON near the pond at the end of Burris Lane. First it was sitting, then it took off to dive on a Golden Eagle that came by. Next it spiraled up on a thermal until I could no longer see it in the scope. I presume it glided out and is no longer in the vicinity.George ChaniotPotter Valley, MEN, CA
Today (January 1) there was a Prairie Falcon on Bald Hills Road just north of Fort Bragg. We also saw the Burrowing Owl back along Ward Avenue.
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