It’s hard to get used to a spring and summer without young ones around on the south side of Morro Rock. In all the years that I have observed them, this was a first for me.
Inactivity at the rock is abundant with both birds molting for the last few weeks. They rarely fly, but perch for hours at a time, flying only to move to another spot and sit some more.
The waters around the rock are a hotbed of activity. Humpback whales and dolphins have been giving photographers and watchers something to squeal about. The “Dos Osos” skipper, Kevin Winfield, says that two miles straight out of the harbor is where the show starts. With all the activity he has added more trips. For information, call SubSea Tours at (805) 772-WIND (805-772-946). His website is www.subseatours.com
A few other notes:
- The Crested Caracara is still in the area of Highway 1 near Hollister Peak.
- The north side juvenile peregrines have not been run off yet.
- And… We at Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch have received permanent status as a 501(c)3 charitable educational organization! We are thrilled.
- Now you can all go to page “9. Donate” knowing that you can write your donation off on your taxes.
Happy trails, Bob