Category Archives: gulls

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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The Peregrine Watch goes to college…

Observation date:  8 April 2017 In past years, Professor Maureen Smith has brought her students from Saddleback College in Orange County, California to Morro Bay to explore all the wonders. They camp in the Morro Bay State Park and venture … Continue reading

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Red right returning…

Observation date:  23 August 2016 Additionally, if you watch these posts on Facebook, please go to the WordPress website and add your email to make sure you receive all posts. I had a bit of a problem with Facebook postings not … 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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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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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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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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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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Long trail…

Observation date: 5 May 2014 As it has in the past, the Shell Beach peregrines are the first to have their young appear. I can’t remember a year when one of the other near eyries was first to hatch young. … Continue reading

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