January fun…

Female on the north side nest site               Photo by Bob Isenberg

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.

North side tiercel                                   Photo by Bob Isenberg

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


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2 Responses to January fun…

  1. Linda Wedel says:

    Very good pictures, how do you get pictures on the north side? Do you take a boat to see that side?

    • Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch says:

      Linda, it is called the north side even though it faces mostly east. It is the portion of the dirt parking lot across from the sea otter viewing area. This nest site is on the eastern face of Morro Rock. You may see it by parking near the only lamp post in the parking lot. ~Bob

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