Category Archives: juvenile

Where has he been… ?

Observation date: 9 August 2014 Our hopes were renewed last night at an Eel Grass Restoration Seminar put on by the Morro Bay National Estuary Program for volunteers which takes place this week in the Morro Bay Estuary. Heather will … Continue reading

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Aquatic bonanza…

Observation date: 1, 2, 3 August 2014 Here in Morro Bay the falcons are playing second fiddle to the aquatic bonanza that has been gathering everyone’s attention for the last few days. Humpback whales, orcas, dolphins, sea lions, harbor seals, … 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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An eyrie full…

Observation date: 10 June 2014 A steady progression in learning flying skills is taking place on the south side of Morro Rock. All three chicks are flying very well, now that the big young north side  female has caught up … 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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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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No fishing…

The many hours I spent at Morro Rock watching, needless to say, I meet a whole lot of people, some very interesting, some memorable, a very few not so. Most smile or nod, those that are curious will ask a … 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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