Category Archives: chicks

Not much hope…

Observation date:  21 June 2017 Most everything has seemed to have ceased regarding chicks on the north side of Morro Rock. I have been ardently watching in hopes of a late clutch of young thinking the rains might have caused … Continue reading

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Re-write…

Observation date:  10 May 2017 On April 31st, I wrote a post about the north side falcons in the “cathedral hole,” a previous nest site used in 2001. After seeing the male in this hole for several weeks, I thought … Continue reading

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Bon appétit…

Observation date:  16 Jun 2016 Shore birds are typically the main diet of the peregrine falcon, but when June rolls around for about four weeks, the young Western gull chicks are the main entree. The following is but a sample … Continue reading

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North side fledglings…

Observation date:  2 Jun 2016 Although nesting on the south side of Morro Rock failed this year, we do have three young peregrine falcons that fledged on the north side. The first taking flight was the 26th of May. Two … Continue reading

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South 0, North 2…

Observation date: 13 May 2016 After spending the first five months of the breeding season on the south side of Morro Rock which turned out to be very disheartening, we have moved to the north side for the last week … Continue reading

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Probable cause…

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Observation date: 19 July 2015 A summer thunderstorm hit the Central Coast of California last night and today leaving a much needed inch and three quarters of much needed rain. Aside from the good quenching in drought ridden California, it … Continue reading

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Growing up…

Observation date: 28 June 2015 The young falcons are becoming young adults very quickly. They still find time to play and chase each other, but more than ever they are chasing prey. The adults still bring prey, but no longer … Continue reading

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Hav’n fun…

Observation date: 2 June 2015 After a week of flying, the three young falcons on the north side of Morro Rock are having more fun than a litter of piglets in a mud hole. It’s hard to describe, first two … Continue reading

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Today we fly…

Observation date: 26 May 2015 A great day for the three young falcons, for they took to the air today sometime before we arrived at the north side of Morro Rock. Looking up toward the nest site, there were no … Continue reading

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A rare peek at “peek-a-boo”…

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 … Continue reading

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