Observation date: 27 January 2018
On the north side, breeding continues daily with air shows in between. A spectacular display of speed and acrobatics by the tiercel were today’s highlights. Not to mention a noon repast of Snowy Egret which the tiercel brought to his new “butcher bush.” This is a new spot that I have seen him eating at the last couple of weeks. It’s about the same elevation as the nest site and a hundred yards north.
Both birds continue to land at last year’s nest site and copulate there and also on the skyline. The few people that did stop by to see them didn’t stay long enough to see the great aerial falcon show. Only Jennifer Wilson, a California State Parks Ranger newly transferred from Oceano District, and I were able to see all of the exciting antics.
Happy trails, Bob