Date: 9/5/17 7:19 pm From: marty bray <mborcc...> Subject: [obol] Prairie Falcon at Alsea Bay Spit
Today while I was birding on the Alsea Bay Spit a Prairie Falcon landed on a driftwood snag about 100 yards away. It stayed on the perch for about three minutes, then flew south over the mouth of the Alsea River. I checked with Wayne Hoffman, who reviewed Don Campbell's photos of a Prairie Falcon at Yaquina Head from August 26, 2017, and Wayne was confident that they were two different individuals. Interestingly, Wayne thought that these two sightings (the only recent ones in Lincoln County that he is aware of) in such a short time period could possibly be birds that were displaced by fires.