Category Archives: hunting

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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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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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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A cheeky neighbor…

Observation date: 1 June 2014 The last few days were play days for the young juvenile falcon. The lessons can be fun. While chasing the mother across the face of the rock, he was trying to stay with her turn … Continue reading

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Clean and dry…

Observation date: 21 February 2014 Soon after my last posting of February 14, I started noticing the female arriving with prey at the “rock” landing on the “chimney” or “butcher block” where she would plume and eat it. I have … Continue reading

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Something to ponder…

Observation date: 13 February 2014 As it nears nesting time, we are not always sure of what we see or what it is we want to see. On the 13th of February, I observed the female sitting in the “waterfall” … Continue reading

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Soon to be busy…

As breeding becomes more frequent for the adult falcons at Morro Rock, now about every two hours or so, but this schedule can be interrupted by two couplings in ten minutes which is not unusual. The next couple of activities … Continue reading

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Breakfast on the bluff…

The demands of a growing family of chicks, or should I say juvenile peregrine falcons, can be intense. Remember when you first heard the cry of your or your friend’s baby. It pulls at your heart. Now think of the … Continue reading

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A few inches apart…

One warm sunny day and everything starts happening. Breeding is nearly in full swing. About three times within a four hour period on their arrival to the “rock,” the south side falcons flew into the diving board eyrie and spent … Continue reading

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A healthy happy peregrine…

A healthy happy peregrine...

Photo by Jeri Roberts of the peregrine just before release..

Rehabilitation has done wonders for our peregrine juvenile who after release is now soaring over the sand-spit beyond Morro Bay hunting and surviving on her own. A true success story. ~Heather

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