Category Archives: peregrine

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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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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Excitement at Sweet Springs…

During the month of February 2017, drama took over. The winter residents included a Bald Eagle flying over Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, Los Osos, CA. It comes in with the migrating birds and leaves in the springtime. The peregrine is our visiting … Continue reading

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Breeding begins…

Observation date:  8 January 2017 Breeding could have happened before today, but I can only report when I see it happen. Last year, the pair were breeding on January 3rd. There is a three week window when this normally takes … Continue reading

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A welcome return…

Observation date:  4 December 2016 In the previous five or six years, I have written about “Doris,” a solitary adult female peregrine, that has wintered here in nearby Baywood Park. The last time she was observed was 3 January 2014 … Continue reading

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Bonding begins…

Observation date:  10 November 2016 Increased interaction between male and female peregrines has occurred with both north and south side pairs. Things to look for are mates perching closer together, hunting in tandem more often and aerial displays by the … 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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Befuddled…

Observation date: 11 April 2016 Things are just in a tizzy here at Morro Rock. I can’t give the answers to many visitors we get here because when it comes to nesting, I just don’t know. Both pairs of falcons … Continue reading

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