28 October, 2013

Down the coast of Colombia

Island Girl took her time while flying along the coast of Colombia on Saturday. She went 273 km (170 miles) for the day and arrived at the estuary of the Rio Buenaventura. This is another prime hunting spot with a huge area of mud/sand flats woven through a maze of mangrove forests and islands.

She roosted in the forest at low elevation (170') and inland about 8 miles.

She knows this area well and last year roosted only 7 miles from her current roost.

 This area looks like an excellent place to hunt. It must be loaded with prey and I would expect there are other NA peregrines that spend their entire winters here.

Alex Ospina reminds me that this is also one of the wettest places on earth.

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