Observation date: 7 January 2015
This is the 9th, an hour after proof reading the January 7th Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch posting this morning. I left for the “rock.” At 9:05AM arriving at the “rock” I’m setting up my gear, meanwhile one of my cronies pulls up and says, “I see you have the female on the “chimney.”
I answered, “I haven’t had a chance to look. I’m still setting up.”
At 9:23 AM, I hear my crony, Gordon, voice again, “She’s getting bred.”
Sure enough right on top of the chimney and I don’t have my camera set up. I stayed until 4:45PM with 400mm lens and camera set for video, prefocused on the current boudoir, but to no avail. Seven hours and no second breeding.
Tomorrow I’ll set up once again without the chin whiskers, but knowing at least they have started the breeding season for 2015.
Happy trails, Bob
Item: Copulation 9:23AM, duration 9 seconds. (and retires to the diving board for a cigarette for a smoke.)