Leave the fog behind…

Bald Eagle with prey    Photo by Cleve Nash

Bald Eagle with prey                                                                        Photo by Cleve Nash

When summer comes to Morro Bay,  you can be sure there will be days of fog along the coast. A mile inland it can be sunny and 80°F, but the warm air rising brings in the marine layer along the coast and “Voila. Fog !”

On a day such as this, our resident photographer, Cleve Nash, driving south on Highway 1 from Cambria is aware of the rough go it will be to photograph falcons along the coast. He turns left to go inland a couple of miles up Old Creek Road to where he knows a pair of bald eagles have taken up residence around a reservoir for the last few years.

Most of the time, the eagles are at a great distance. Without 500 or 600mm lenses, you have to wait and hope one will fly by close if you are lucky. For Cleve Nash, a two or three hour wait is nothing. You can see how it paid off for him here. As for the prey items identity, we are going to leave it to you, our readers. Please feel free to contribute.

Happy trails, Bob

Item:
Cleve – cormorant
Heather – merganser
Bob – merganser
Readers – ???

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About Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch

The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch is here to inform birders, students and all people who are eager to know about these handsome peregrines. We want you to enjoy and be able to use our on-site powerful spotting scopes. We are available to answer your questions about the pair of falcons that have been observed for many years.
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2 Responses to Leave the fog behind…

  1. ann smith says:

    Is there a way to support your efforts by sending a donation or buying merchanise? We visited you earlier in the week and you were unbelievable attentive and we truely appreciated how you engaged the children.

    • Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch says:

      Thank you for your complements. Bob loves sharing his knowledge from his years of birding observations with adults and children who visit Morro Rock.
      Within the week, we plan on setting up a store and a donation page. Before that is accomplished, I’ll email you directly with information on how to donate or purchase hats and t-shirts. ~Heather

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