[Tweeters] belated sno-falls peregrine report

dave templeton crazydave65 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 06:43:18 PDT 2009

i've been chasing woodpeckers and herons and looking in vain for red tailed
hawk nests and otherwise derelict <sigh>, but in any event:

the falcons are now fledglings, not nestlings. they left the nest and
pretty much dropped off the face of the earth for several days, but they are
now in flight training. and flyers they are. these appear to be the best
aviators the pair has yet fledged, and they often fly in tandem, at least
loosely speaking. my figures from sunday for technical skill and artistic
merit were 5.9/5.9 and 5.9/6.0. (falcon/tiercel) [bearing in mind my
observational skills were honed at the french school of figure skating
judging and i'm from fall city and they are too (almost).]

they work both sides of the pond and get close enough to attempt a picture
now and then, so it's worth a trip up to see the.

i have also heard, but have not seen, there's a full adult turkey vulture
working a large carcass somewhere up north fork road.



dave templeton
fall city, wa


"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today; it's already tomorrow
in Australia." Charles Schultz
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