While walking dogs at the southend of Emigrant Lake today (Rosebud Lane, intersection of Hwy. 66 and 99), I saw 6 White-crowned Sparrows around 9:40AM. Two birds were adults, the other 4 were immatures.
Also had another Peregrine Falcon (doubtful it was the same one I saw approx. 2 weeks ago) perched on an oak snag at the end of Rosebud Lane. I saw it for about 5 minutes as it preened and looked around but the Peregrine immediately flew when it was approached by an immature Red-tailed Hawk flying towards it.
I'm wondering if the Peregrine Falcon could be hunting small birds like Western Bluebirds as there are no waterfowl in this area (I recently saw a flock of about 25 Western Bluebirds flying on the southend of the dry lakebed). I have not seen any shorebirds but there are a handful of Killdeer around.
Many Turkey Vultures roosting and flying out/soaring later in the AM in this same area. Some were immatures.