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Peregrine Falcon

Uploaded by: Feather3

Thursday December 13, 2012

Fort Bragg, CA (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: My friend Cheryl and I walked around Glass Beach this morning to catch views of the beach flooding from the King Tide.... a Peregrine Falcon flew in to take advantage of the shorebirds that were feeding along the almost non-existent shoreline. It flew in low along the tideline, much like a shorebird would, and attempted to capture a bird. Without success, it flew off to the east, into the sun, then returned later to try again... I did not get to see it catch anything, but did manage this shot :)

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10. MidniteBaker
5:13 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Gorgeous Capture.!! M
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9. gilg72
1:36 AM GMT on December 16, 2012
Fantastic capture.
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8. Doesiedoats
7:08 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Here we go again. I am frequently at odds
with the selection for the AC.

I like this one maybe just a tad better
because of the great capture of the bird
over the wave.

Either way, nicely done all around!
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7. gusbuster
5:12 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Sweet!! Awesome catch. So much beauty and mastery. The boiling seas behind make a great backdrop. Like a lot
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6. llpj04
4:24 PM GMT on December 14, 2012
Neat shot Lisa!
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5. luvne32
1:30 AM GMT on December 14, 2012
And a terrific motion shot you took!
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4. catilac
12:26 AM GMT on December 14, 2012
Fantastic shot!
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3. noneinc
12:19 AM GMT on December 14, 2012
Excellent catch.
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2. Feather3
12:16 AM GMT on December 14, 2012
Yes, some of the flooding is affecting a lot of the low-lying areas from the highest tides in several years. (See other photo in this series)
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1. bearsmom
12:13 AM GMT on December 14, 2012
Nice shot! I hear you are getting floods in CA. Hope you are high and dry. Sheila
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Feather3

Have lived on the Mendocino coast of California for almost 29 years. I have sold some photos, so I guess that makes me a freelance professional? :)I hope you enjoy these! My passion in art is drawing in pen and ink: birds. I have severe carpal tunnel that, while it seems to be getting better, has made it difficult to draw the smaller, finer details I was used to doing before - so in 2006, I took up photography and in July of 2012, the FujiFilm FinePix HS25 XD came into my life :) - It is an amazing piece of equipment -- with many features including a 30X wide-angle capability that has simply astound me time after time........I have been drawing again, however, and am thankful! :) Exercises for the carpal tunnel nerve have helped *tremendously* thanks for a few folks here on WU! :) U NO HOOOO U R ....As a former wildlife rehabilitator (1986-2003), I frequently will receive calls to rescue wild birds - there are a few shots of these in my gallery, but I prefer to catch and turn in to a local vet or another rehabber, or catch and release, as the case may be, without a lot of stress to the critter by taking photos of an injured, scared animal.In my life I have also been a naturalist for a local nature center and have led nature hikes to identify area plant life as well as wildlife. It is from this perspective that I enjoy sharing my photos of the same, not having had the pleasure during my short stay at the nature center, but loving it all nonetheless. I think WunderGround is a lot of fun and have been enjoying this site tremendously - meeting other photog's from all over the world is one of the best - but seeing their photos! WOW! :)Be sure to visit my website - launched on 09/09/09, called Sunrise Sea Glass! Click on my website link to visit

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