I learn yesterday that a Peregrine falcon “took” a teal on the Conservancy’s Frazer tract in the North Basin Reserve Area. Also, even this late in the season, our biologists informed us that they captured a large female giant garter snake on the Lucich North tract. Given that these are first year habitat development projects, it is gratifying to know wildlife is benefiting from what the Conservancy has done on the site.
Conservancy field personnel captured this close-up of an osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying overhead from a nearby perch. The photo was taken on Conservancy mitigation land associated with a managed marsh complex. In prior years, some called this species the “fish hawk.” Clearly, the claws would be useful in catching fish.… Continue Reading Nail trim needed?