Date: 1/11/21 7:37 pm
From: Ann Lam via groups.io <spdsannl...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Swamp Sparrow - Palo Alto Baylands - Sun 10-Jan
WOW! Nice photos!!!!
Thanks for sharing!


Ann
> On Jan 11, 2021, at 5:51 PM, suresh t <tsuresh0...> wrote:
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> Hi,
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> I saw the Peregrine Falcon chase down the duck after it fell from the sky (literally). Based on the other thread, it looks like Falcon was fighting with a Harrier for the duck and I am guessing the Harrier let go of the duck.
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> pics below showing the Falcon swooping down to grab the duck (you can see the duck in the bottom right corner) and settling down on the wood railing.
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> Suresh
> <PFalcon Duck DSC_1526.jpeg>
> <PFalcon Duck DSC_1536.jpeg>
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>> On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 1:23 PM Brooke Miller via groups.io <idbirds...> wrote:
>> At 10:16 this morning I saw a/the SWAMP SPARROW from along the trail that parallels the Palo Alto Airport runway, about 50 yds south of the big green bush, about where a white 6 ft tall marker in the marsh, but closer to the trail. This was about 1/2 hour after high tide. On at least one other occasion, in the few years past, I also saw a swamp sparrow here about 1/2 hour after high tide (for whatever it’s worth). There were no rails vocalizing this morning, which seemed odd to me, although I did see one SORA at about the same time the Swamp Sparrow showed itself. When I got back to my car and was finishing my eBird list, I noticed a PEREGRINE FALCON with a duck in its talons, along the falling apart stretch of boards that run parallel to the boardwalk.
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>> Brooke Miller
>> San Jose
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