|Peregrine Falcon. Lake Hodges, California. February 2, 2014. Greg Gillson.|
This is actually my 3rd Peregrine in San Diego County. The first was at San Elijo Lagoon in March 2008. Soon after moving here I saw one in October 2013 over Nine Mile Bank--that's out to sea 9 miles from Point Loma--chasing seabirds.
Wherever there are concentrations of ducks or small shorebirds you can often find Peregrine Falcons. While they sit and watch much of the day, every once in a while they launch out on a strafing run at flocks of birds looking for that one bird that is slower than the rest.