Tag Archives: breeding

Short daylight hours…

Observation date: 21 December 2014 We have celebrated the 2014 Winter Solstice with the Salinan* Tribe again. We notice the peregrines along with all animals are aware of the short daylight hours up to the winter solstice on the 21st … Continue reading

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Migrating , bonding and spanking…

Observation date: 1 October 2014 Here on the Central Coast, migrations have begun to trickle into the county. Some of the raptors that have come by Morro Rock in the last few days are 6 Osprey, 3 Northern Harriers, male … Continue reading

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A woman’s prerogative…

Observation date: 14 March 2014 It seems as though we have a change of venue this season. The resident female falcon has selected a nest site other than the “diving board” hole which she has used 9 out of 12 … 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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Twice, if you’re not too tired…

Morro Bay is slowly coming back to normal after being inundated by “twitchers” and birders of every description. Everywhere you looked there were groups walking around loaded with all the paraphernalia that usually adorns the type. The Morro Bay Winter … Continue reading

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Ready or knot…

All of Morro Bay is in a tizzy. The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is upon us once again, bigger than ever. A number of events sold out within the first few hours of opening registration. Owling at night with … Continue reading

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Massachusetts, please reply…

The holidays were beautiful in Morro Bay, mid to high 70s and a couple of days in the 80s. Some extreme tides, enough that kayakers were stranded on the mud flats. Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard were kept busy. Even … Continue reading

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Around the campfire…

The Winter Solstice is the first of the December holidays. This year it was on the 21st of this month.  Our Salinan Native Americans were in good numbers at the rock along with interested non-native well wishers and campfire lovers, … Continue reading

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Splish, splash…

Almost winter now. The solstice will be upon us this Saturday. The Peregrine Watch will be on hand for the Native American activities in the late afternoon. I’ll be sure to write something about it later next week. This morning, … Continue reading

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