This is prime season for peregrines to move through Martha’s Vineyard. One guy up at the Gay Head Cliffs at Aquinnah saw eighteen the other day, with four visible at one time. Right place at the right time.
Sometimes the falcons exert what seems from my vantage point like a lot of energy acquiring a meal, like chasing down a Sanderling, maneuvering one out over open water and cutting off its climb for height or an escape back to the flock. Recently I have been noticing, instead, some almost casual chases. [click to continue...]