A rare peek at “peek-a-boo”…

Peregrine chicks

North side female with two  of her peregrine chicks                           Photo by Cleve Nash

Peregrine chicks

Female with her peregrine chicks                           Photo by Cleve Nash

Observation date: 18 May 2015

Gale force winds with gusts up to 45 miles/hour does not make viewing very enjoyable, not to say what it does to the equipment. Although all three chicks on the north side were visible, they are spending much more time outside the the nest site the last couple days. The young bold one took to climbing up the sloping rock where the adult female perches. Today there were two young up there and both were being fed by the mother who had previously brought in a large white prey item. It could have been a gull chick. I couldn’t make a positive identification. The head had already been dispatched.

They young don’t seem to go back to the nest site much, but rather crouch down in a crevice  of the sloping rock where it backs up to the rock behind. When you don’t see them at all, they are in that crevice.

All three peregrine chicks looking out

Three curious peregrine chicks                                      Photo by Cleve Nash

Peregrine chicks

Peregrine chicks looking around at the world of Morro Bay, CA                             Photo by Cleve Nash

The third chick who we referred to as “peek-a-boo” has made it half way up the sloping rock, but is still is only partially visible staying true to his moniker.

We will be able to determine sex of the young more readily when they fledge in another ten days or so.

The south side is still an unknown as to what has happened. both parents are still there and close to each other. It is possible they could breed again, but it is very late in the season and doubtful, but we’ll be watching keeping them under observation.

Happy trails, Bob


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4 Responses to A rare peek at “peek-a-boo”…

  1. Linda Wedel says:

    What great pictures, guess I need to come and look through your spy glass. Thanks a bunch for sharing.

    • Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch says:

      Yes, do come visit Bob. Remember you’ll find him on the north side near where the sea otters may, also, be seen. He’ll randomly check in on the south side falcons, too. So check both places at the “rock.” You may get the chance to thank Cleve Nash who has been taking these wonderful photos. ~Heather

  2. Joy says:

    Hi Bob. So happy to see this, it’s been months now since I’ve been there. I’m doing my laundry thousands of miles away now but I’m still watching…

    • Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch says:

      Glad to hear you’re still following the antics of the peregrines after meeting Bob out at “the rock.” It can make doing the house chores so much easier thinking of the peregrines and following Bob’s descriptions! ~Heather

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