The weather was cold and overcast with a forecast of snow later in the day (it is snowing as I type this). We drove the whole loop very slowly looking for any sign of the Snowy Owl but failed to see it. We stopped along the way any time we saw anything interesting like ducks or geese. At one of our stops, we noticed that all of the shorebirds were flying around in a big ball. That only means one thing - they are being attacked by a raptor. Here is a video of some of the action (you need to click on it to make it play). Diane is your camera woman for this one and I have no idea why it goes sideways half way through.
The raptor on the attack this time was a young Peregrine Falcon. Here he is as he fly past the car. The first is full size. He came pretty close to the car. The second is cropped so you can see the markings.
|Peregrine Falcon flying past the car|
|Peregrine Falcon on S-6|
|Peregrine outside of the car|
|Peregrine Falcon - windshield view|
|Peregrine Falcon on road sign|
|You lookin' at me?|
Just when we thought we had enough of the Peregrine - he showed up again. This time he caught a goose right in front of us.