[Tweeters] sno falls peregrines 6/9 and 10

dave templeton crazydave65 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 08:47:43 PDT 2013

three young have left the nest. the last hanger on climbs all over the
scrape but as of late yesterday had not made that final jump.

sunday was no fly zone day. i heard reports both adults ran off an osprey
and saw the female chase off a second or third year bald eagle. in the
eagle encounter she hit the young bird at least twice. it left at a pretty
good clip.

late monday one of the young had made its way to the boulders that make up
the falls. there's a large log braced at about a 45 degree angle and the
youngster climbed up that to gain height and get back on the cliff face
close to the scrape. it was hanging there at sunset. another youngster
was at the top of one of the conifers near the downstream edge of the
bowl. that's high enough up to support the notion that bird could be the
one that left the scrape several days ago.

by the end of the day there was one young on the scrape, one near the
scrape, one at the top of a tree near the downstream edge of the bowl, pop
in the snag tree where the adults often post up, and mom in the little tree
at the right edge of the falls, another place the adults seem to like.

might be a good time for the phtogs among us to drag out whatever one uses
to shoot birds in flight and check the place out over the next week or so.
once the young get a little more flight time, they'll likely start making
low passes around the area. a number of years ago, a couple of them would
spend the night on the shingles of the lodge roof. ya never know.



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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