Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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A Peregrine Falcon Perched on a Point Arena Bluff—A Dispatch From Mendonoma

The following is an article written by Jeanne Jackson for her blog Mendonoma Sightings where she documents the wildlife, the land, and the waters of our coast.


The Peregrine Falcon looking fierce perched atop a Point Arena bluff [Photograph by Sara Bogard]

Sara Bogard actually saw a pair of Peregrine Falcons at the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands bluffs. She was able to photograph one of them perched on the bluff edge.\

Peregrine Falcons hunt medium-sized birds. They can reach speeds of nearly 70 MPH when in their hunting dive. Those “medium-sized birds” most assuredly never knew what hit them.

Peregrine Falcon calls are high-pitched notes that you can listen to at this link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Peregrine_Falcon/sounds

Thanks to Sara for allowing me to share her photo with you here.

It’s warm on the Mendonoma Coast today, with strong breezes. Tomorrow is forecast to be warmer still.


How Can You Support the Efforts of Mendonoma Sightings?

  • Buy Jeanne Jackson’s book Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year here. The 270-page, full-color documentation of our coast’s beauty would make for a great gift or coffee table conversation piece.
  • Jeanne Jackson has also written two children’s books: Sunny Loves Spring on the California Coast and Sunny Loves Summer on the California Coast. These playful children’s books were written to instill within children a love of nature. Jackson will be publishing the other two seasons this year. Those books can be purchased at http://sunnylovesnature.com/
  • Check out Craig Tooley’s incredible photography of our coastline here. Buy some prints of his photos, get them framed, and bring the Mendonoma coast home.
  • “Follow” and “Like” the Mendonoma Sightings Throughout the Year Facebook page for direct access to Jackson’s dispatches of life on Mendonoma.
  • If you have your own Mendonoma Sighting, contact Jeanne Jackson at mendonomasightings@gmail.com to submit your narrative and photograph so she can document the experience.
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