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Monthly Archives: October 2012
We have had quite a hot spell in Morro Bay, 85°F on October 17th with offshore winds in the morning up to 20 mph. Then it changes to on shore around noon with a cooling breeze off the 52°F Pacific … Continue reading
Photo by Cleve Nash
About this time of year, we start seeing winter arrivals in and around the bay.Today is a special day with a special arrival. “Doris,” an adult female peregrine falcon, has wintered here for the last four years always in the same two spots, a cypress tree behind a little coffee shop in Baywood and in a eucalyptus tree at Mitchell and Doris Streets. She is not a banded bird so no one knows where she is from. People have speculated that she could be from the cold country, the Pacific Northwest, Yosemite National Park, etc. She leaves in early spring and returns in October.
She plumes and consumes her prey in the cypress tree. Underneath the tree is a great place to collect feathers from the kills she makes.
Happy trails, Bob
P.S. Baywood Park, California is a small community near the back of the Morro Bay Estuary.
Narration and videography by Bob Isenberg.
When we go out to search for the peregrines every day, we see this view of Morro Bay, California, USA with a few weather variations. We enjoy calm to blustery winds, bright sun or fogginess and variable temperatures. All delightful. There is a steady stream of people from all over searching for a view of these magnificent birds.
“Education though observation.” Heather