All of Morro Bay is in a tizzy. The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is upon us once again, bigger than ever. A number of events sold out within the first few hours of opening registration. Owling at night with dinner was the first to go. I have talked to a lot of participants and vendors. The consensus is if it keeps growing, they will need a larger and more centrally located venue.
Back to birds… Breeding has picked up here at Morro Rock after a slow start. Cleve Nash reports the Shell Beach pair are doing very well also.
A black vulture has made several appearances on the Central Coast. He was over the rock last week with six turkey vultures. He’s very easy to spot while flying, black wings with a snowball patch on the outer wing, but tough to ID while perched, only the dark head and short tail. It can be tough high in a tree with two dozen turkey vultures around.
Heather and I will be at Morro Rock throughout the Bird Festival with extended hours and three spotting scopes on the falcons for viewing by the public.
See you at “the Rock.”
Happy trails, Bob