Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Random Bird Attacks

Another gray day at 50 degrees F with a light drizzle. There was almost no boat traffic today. Here in the Fremont Channel I spotted a flock of Lesser Scaups (ducks) and I had another bird attack moment a bit earlier. I spotted a falcon-like bird (larger than a perigrine, gray top, buff underside) hanging upside down from a pipe under the Ballard drawbridge. This is an attention getting behavior to say the least. I was getting a closer look with my binoculars when it dived down and tried to strike a canada goose on the back. But the goose saw it coming and evaded the attack.

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