Coffee of the Day: French Roast Sumatra
Bird of the Day: piping plover!
Weird Wrack Item of the Week: a vaguely steam punk-looking thing so weird I have no idea what it is
Invisi-bird Status: no official report today and no chance encounter with biological staff. Number actually seen by me: 3!
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The most interesting bird behavior of the day was a duel between a common raven and a red-tailed hawk. Corvids attacking red-tails is a common sight, but it's usually a mob of crows. This was a raven going at it one-on-one. The raven was very aggressive and drove the hawk to land on the ground several times. The hawk would then almost jump back up and chase the raven, with talons extended but the raven would quickly become the pursuer again. This went on for quite a while before both of them disappeared to the other side of the dunes. I have no idea who won or what they were fighting over.
As I was packing up to leave, a third piping plover came flying in over the dune making the peep-lo call and landed in the wrack line. It seemed to be catching some sort of insect that I couldn't make out with binoculars. I'd say three piping plovers and a raven vs. hawk show made up for the weather.