Daily Archives: September 19, 2011

Little Blue Heron, Disposal Road

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Ron Shields reports: "Here's a couple of shots of the (immature) Little Blue Heron seen hunting/feeding at a large freshwater puddle just to the north of the 'eternal gas burnoff flame' on Disposal Road. 

"The heron has a liking for the new water runoff diches as it was found there as well.  I think that might be a cricket in its beak.  I'm going to bet it surfaces again today."
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Peregrines at the Carillon

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"Several evenings last week were extremely predictable for Peregrine Falcons at the beginning of the Saw Mill Creek Trail [by the Carillon on Disposal Road]. 

"I've spotted them hunting over the landfills, perched on pipes, preening on utility poles and resting high on the tall towers. 

"The pattern has been dictated by low tides in combination with plenty of shorebirds.  It all equals great Peregrine Falcon action!"

At least one of the falcons was banded but the numbers weren't readable from the way it perched.

(Thanks, Ron!)