Oct 05 2012
Have you ever seen a flock of shorebirds fly up in a tight ball and waited for the drama to unfold?
On November 28 and December 4, 2010 Martin J. Muller brought his camera to Samish Flats in Skagit County, Washington where thousands of shorebirds rest and feed at high tide. The concentration of dunlin attracted two peregrine falcons looking for a meal.
Martin’s 10 minute video condenses 11 hours of observations. In the background are the mountains of Puget Sound and the Olympic peninsula. In the foreground, the drama of the chase and lessons learned by an immature peregrine.
(video by MartinJMuller on YouTube)
p.s. Speaking of ubiquitous human noise, the occasional roar on the soundtrack is the noise of passing cars, not the birds.