This afternoon (2.8.18), at 3:15ish Jeff Miller and myself spotted the GYRFALCON found in Monterey County in the Salinas River State Beach Potrero sand dunes. The bird was perched in the tucks and folds of the sand dunes to the left as we walked south using the middle trail through the dunes. We think the falcon was perched somewhere in this east slope of the dunes above a willow patch area where it has been reported. It flushed and headed west then turned and flew in front of us low with quick deep wing beats showing its broad pointed wings.Giving us good opportunity to view the large size, streaky breast, and long tail. Enjoy the good beach weather Rich Cimino, Marin County Jeff Miller, Sonoma County
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