Date: January 25, 2020

Location: Ocean Shores

Observers: Dan Varland, Jake Burroughs, Virginia Molenaar and Jule Monnens. 

Photos by Dan Varland. 

 

Raptor Count


Bald Eagle

Peregrine Falcon
13 adults, 8 immatures 1 adult

 

 

 

 

 

Date: January 24, 2020

Location: Grayland

Observers: Dan Varland, Tom Rowley, Dave Murnen and Mary O'Neil. 

Photos by Tom Rowley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: January 2, 2020

Location: Ocean Shores

Observers: Dan Varland,  Jake Burroughs, Bill Morgan and Dianna Moore. 

Photos by Dan Varland. 

 

Raptor Count


Bald Eagle

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Northern Harrier
7 adults, 4 immatures 1 age uncertain 3 adults 1 age uncertain

 

 

Marked Individual Observed

Species Color Marker Code
Peregrine Falcon 35/B
Peregrine Falcon  21/B

 

 

We recaptured an already-banded Peregrine Falcon, 21/B, 

to obtain blood and feather samples. Coastal Raptors banded

this one-year old female on May 20, 2019 one-half mile 

south of today's location. 

 

 

 

Jake Burroughs maneuvered his hand to keep the falcon's head up and away 

from his fingers. She drew blood, as you can see, in this photo and another in 

this series. Yikes!

21/B had completed her molt into her adult plumage. 

 

Our encounter today was the second since 21/B was banded. 

The first was by Ocean Shores photographer Pat Hayes on 

October 12, 2019. 

Peregrine Falcon 35/B, a one-year old female that Coastal Raptors banded on 

October 30, 2018. She's been resighted 27 times since banding; we recaptured

her on November 1, 2019 to obtain blood and feather samples. 

 

Date: December 14, 2019

Location: Ocean Shores

Observers: Dan Varland,  Denny Hieronymus, Kat Bryant, Jake Burroughs and Dan Miller. 

Photos by Dan Varland. 

 

Raptor Count 


Bald Eagle

Peregrine Falcon
6 adults, 3 immatures 1 immature

 


Individuals Marked

Species Color Marker Code
Peregrine Falcon 26/B

 

 

Marked Individuals Observed

Species Color Marker Code
Bald Eagle M/Z


First-year female Peregrine Falcon we captured north of Ocean Shores. 

The bands. 

 

 

Practicing martial arts at...temperature in the 40s!

Bald Eagle with visual identification band M/Z. Coastal Raptors banded this

eagle on April 20, 2018. 

Dunlin. 

Dunlin. 

Date: December 5, 2019

Location: Ocean Shores

Observers: Dan Varland,  Sandra Miller and Tom Rowley

Photos by Dan Varland. 

 

Raptor Count 


Bald Eagle

Peregrine Falcon
6 adults, 1 immature 1 adult, 1 immature

 

 

Marked Individuals Observed

Species Color Marker Code
Peregrine Falcon 35/B
Bald Eagle  B/O

 


Bald Eagle with visual ID band B/O. B/O was banded on June 12, 2015. Ours

is the 136th sighting since he was banded; all have been on the Ocean Shores 

study area. 

 

One-year-old Bald Eagle. 

 

Adult Bald Eagles perched on wooden salmon. 

Least Sandpipers.