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Title: San Miguel Island
Description: June 5-13, 2017

IWS Crew - June 14, 2017 04:42 PM (GMT)
Itís the last San Miguel Island update of the season. It was an excellent week with peregrine falcon fledglings confirmed at the Crook Point (4 fledglings), Bat Rock (1 fledgling), Prince Island (2 fledglings), and Hoffman Point (2 fledglings) nests, for a grand total of 9 fledglings on San Miguel. All-in-all, a good season!

These past 3 seasons on San Miguel Island have been memorable for me. Iím grateful for having had the chance to explore this special place with the peregrines, other wildlife, and other researchers and rangers. Iíll part with some photos of the critters I shared the island with. Thanks for joining me!

Bat Rock Fledgling:

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Bat Rock Female:

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Bat Rock Male:

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Seals and sea lions hauled out on the beach at Cuyler Harbor:

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A Hoffman Point peregrine perched on a rock surrounded by live forever (Dudleya) which was once a rare plant on the island but is now abundant:

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Ravens were frequent companions on the trails and island foxes were a treat to see:

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Rock wrens hopping and singing kept me entertained as I hiked along the rockier slopes on the island:

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Song sparrows were constant companions, filling the air with their buzzes and trills:

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The Crook female showed her displeasure with me me as I hiked down a ridge to check on her recent fledglings:

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No worries Crook mom, I'm leaving! Sad to go, but glad to have had the experience.

Thanks for following these IWS updates from San Miguel Island! All the best for the rest of 2017!

PearlBailey - June 14, 2017 05:35 PM (GMT)
Thanks so much for the great photos and best wishes to you as the season closes.

klemon - June 14, 2017 06:04 PM (GMT)
Thanks for all you have done. As the season winds down hope all goes well. The pictures
Are beautiful as always.

Southern Illinois <3 :**:

kathieov13 - June 14, 2017 08:36 PM (GMT)
Thank you for the update and the good news on fledglings. What a beautiful island!

waterbug85 - June 14, 2017 09:29 PM (GMT)
Thank you IWS Crew for the 2016-17 updates this season.

river - June 15, 2017 11:25 AM (GMT)
It's hard to believe this season is coming to an end.
:blink: where has the time gone?!
I'm going to miss these updates :(
Thank you for all the hard work, and I really appreciate reading all the updates!
enjoy the rest of the summer, have fun, and be safe!

marshaz - June 15, 2017 04:17 PM (GMT)
Thanks IWS Crew, for all the work you do. Those are wonderful pictures to share with us. My favorites were of the song birds. :><:

lindasinger - June 15, 2017 05:13 PM (GMT)
Thank you for the report with the beautiful photos of all the wildlife. Great work, IWS!! :><:

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