Monday, July 26, 2010
12:34 PM | Posted by Sweep Commander | Edit Post
Earlier in the year, the Maganrord team was interviewed on Alcatraz for Crosscurrents, an award winning local news program heard on KALW 91.7 FM.
Listen for us on today's edition between 4:30 and 5.
For those of you scoping us out for the very first time, I'd like to give you a dose of classic Maganrord:
In early February, we were given special permission to trod through the remains of our dormant cormorant colony, which collapsed dramatically in 2009 due to lack of food.
This is what we saw.
Our world famous female peregrine falcon has left us, perhaps for good, but we'll always remember the good times. Here, she takes an unknown alcid, perhaps a common murre.
Here, she takes one final bloody meal before spreading her wings and taking to the air. We haven't seen her since.
Read here about the feel good story of the season: Alcatraz's unlikely miracle of a goose.
And finally, in case you were ever curious about it, this is what it looks and sounds like when gulls slow things down and get a little romantic.
Stay tuned over the next couple of days. We're cooking up a report on the progress of the island's young western gulls and the conclusion of the cowbird series. Here's a partial spoiler: it ends very badly.
- Young WEGUs excitedly perform "I can fly!" dance!
- Our secret identities
- Radio Maganrord!
- Cowbirds III: Media deluge, appearance by a female...
- Cowbirds part two: Concrete ID and links both amus...
- Bird census: Brown headed cowbird?!
- Brief updates from the elusive BourbonHawk
- Update goodie bag!
- "This is a big honking deal, Mr. President!"
- ▼ July (9)