Re: Dozer the curlew
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On Wednesday (8/25/21) I had my second encounter with Dozer since July 12.
The observation (and his nap) was cut short by a couple of Peregrine Falcons, which flushed all shorebirds from the upper beach, just as he was settling in for a rest.
Heather Hayes, Research Biologist, Intermountain Bird Observatory, Idaho, wrote in response to the sighting:
Thank you so much for this wonderful update! I can honestly say, I have never seen a Curlew with its eyes closed-the napping shot is a heart melter. The video of him nestling in behind the vegetation was great ❤
We so appreciate these images and knowing he has folks keeping good tabs on him 👍
His mate Mimi is on her wintering grounds roughly 450 miles away in Mexico on the Biosphere Reserve of the Upper Gulf of California & Colorado River Delta. I took a screenshot below - you can see Dozer's pink dots in Morro Bay, and then the blues migration line to Mexico where Mimi is hanging out. Amazing that these long-distance relationships really work - lol :).
On Thursday, August 26, 2021, 6:30:38 PM PDT, njmann90 <njmann50@...> wrote:
Mick Bondello and I saw Dozer the tagged Long billed Curlew on Morro Strand Beach today