Category Archives: chicks

Gordon’s view…

Observation date: 7 May 2015 Watching the south side nest site for chicks to appear has been trying to say the least. For the last few days the adults have left the nest unattended for sometimes up to and hour, … Continue reading

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Let it fly…

Observation date: 23 April 2015 Soon after I arrived at the rock this morning, within minutes the tiercel careened into the nest site carrying prey. I could hear squealing coming from inside the hole where he landed. They should be … Continue reading

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Timing is everything…

Observation date: 16 April 2015 And because timing is everything, for the last three days I have spent 23 hours trying to observe food going into the nest site, but with no success. I have seen other indications which you … Continue reading

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Semi-educated guess…

Observation date: 23 March 2015 Today was the tenth day in the new nest site. It is very strange to see them in this new eyrie they have never used before, although they have used it as a perch and … Continue reading

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Hardships overcome…

Observation date: 11 July 2014 My last couple of entries have mentioned injuries concerning the adults eyes. For the last few days while observing juveniles, the resident south side chick referred to as “Homie” had been favoring his left leg. … Continue reading

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Awestruck by maneuvers…

Observation date: 30 June 2014 Air shows by juveniles have been the theme of the last couple weeks. Visitors and friends that have come to view the peregrine falcon have been totally amazed and awestruck by the show of speed, … Continue reading

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Hallux…

Observation date: 23 May 2014 Holidays at Morro Rock in the spring and summer are not a lot of fun for me, unless I’m back home by 9AM. After that it is total bedlam. The south parking lot is long … Continue reading

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On the edge…

Observation date: 21 May 2014 When I saw the young one yesterday clinging by the tips of his talons to the rocky edge of the nest site and flapping to keep from falling to certain death, I said to myself, … Continue reading

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Two down, one to go…

Observation date: 13 May 2014 We turn to Shell Beach, where all the action is with the young falcons. Two of the three young have fledged leaving a very large female in the eyrie. Females being larger take longer to … Continue reading

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One at a time…

Everything seems to come at once. The Central Coast has had its share of excitement in the last few days. First of all, two of the three falcon chicks at Shell Beach have fledged. Piedras Blancas Lighthouse has three new … Continue reading

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