20 April, 2010

Island Girl Puts on the Brakes

On Monday, Island Girl took a day off and pretty much stayed in the same place. No migration for her.

It is tempting to speculate that she was holding up and hunting seabirds along the coast, perhaps regaining weight for the trip but who can say for certain. We do know that prey is far more scarce in the interior than along the coast.

She roosted last night on the same steep slope overlooking the Pan-American Highway and within about a kilometer of the ocean. Once again, she could no doubt see the traffic going by.

It looks like she chose a steep cliff to sleep on this time, which is always a relief to see. Vertical faces deter ground predators to a large degree. Sleeping on the open ground can be deadly.

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