Date: 4/1/17 6:05 pm From: Pam and Ben via va-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [Va-bird] No prairie falcon this afternoon, but some consolation
As of 5 p.m. when I left. We did get good views of a male kestrel eating a snake or lizard. Interesting stuff on the river included a loon and numerous horned grebes in breeding plumage, lots of rough-winged swallows heading up river, a few Bonaparte's gulls, and a Caspian tern.
Perhaps the highlight of the day was watching rather extended and languorous copulation of a pair of turkey vultures on the power plant. Sorry, no pictures . . . .
Actually, the real highlight was spending hours hanging out with kindred spirits and explaining our presence to curious passersby.