On Thursday morning (6:15 AM), I found a heavily-marked PEREGRINE FALCON at the base of the Jetty Woods next to the Newman Municipal Golf Course. I don’t have a lot of experience with different ages and populations of this species, but it seems to me that this is an adult, maybe of a race that we don’t commonly see around here. Here is a checklist with some photos. I welcome feedback.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45205836 The GREAT HORNED OWL chicks were in the nest with their mother a branch away as usual. Last night one owlet had branched out to perch about 3 feet above the nest. That was the first time I’d seen either of the young owls completely off the nest. There were many other recent arrivals around too this morning, including a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, YELLOW WARBLER, a few WARBLING VIREOS, a pair of BALTIMORE ORIOLES, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS, and others. Mark Chao -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --