Peregrine Falcon Dive-bombs Black Turnstone

By Joe Behnke. Filed in Bird surveys  |   

With the strong southeast winter winds, surf scoters like to hangout on the leeward side of Iceberg Point, near Agate Beach. On February 7th, I observed several large groups of horned grebes—one with 47 birds. This was a big difference from all other surveys this winter; I have wondered where the horned grebes have been this winter; I’ve see some, but not that many.

An exciting moment at Iceberg was when a peregrine falcon dive-bombed a black turnstone. It missed, and then flew way out into the strait toward Sequim.

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