not much of a match-up really.
but first, there's still one spot left on the 8 person trip I'm organizing to Costa Rica, $1550 for 8 days, Savegre highlands, and 2 mid-elevation spots, Tapanti and Rancho Naturalista. Read more here.
Back to the pier this morning. There were a lot of passerines coming off the calm lake. Unlike last week's ill-fated thrushes, these seemed to have no problem reaching the shore under their own power. Some sought shelter in the iron-work of the pier.
We weren't the only ones watching.
I wasn't for sure it would be that interested in the tiny warblers dominated by Palms
but I was wrong. The peregrine purposefully flew out, flared, and fairly effortlessly snared a warbler. I think it flew more or less directly out of the sun; I doubt the warbler saw its doom until it was captured
The overwhelming majority of the birds made it ashore though, we walked the grass finding a sedge wren. Nelson's sparrow will have to wait a few days.