stan.long at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 10 15:14:55 EDT 2007
At Reesor Pond this afternoon, a big female Peregrine, killed a female
Mallard. Unable to retrieve it from the water, it killed another and
fed upon it. A Great Blue Heron, neck feathers bristling, stopped
close by, preened itself then continued on, the falcon glaring at it.
I saw no leg bands on the falcon. Other predators were one Roughlegged
and one Redtailed Hawk.
White-rumped Sandpipers, Dunlin, Semi-palmated and
Black-bellied Plover moved through this weekend while many
different migrating ducks showed up: Ruddy, Ring-necked etc.
Reesor Pond lies just north of Hwy 407 on Reesor Road in Markham.
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