Tag Archives: brooding

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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Semi-educated guess…

Observation date: 23 March 2015 Today was the tenth day in the new nest site. It is very strange to see them in this new eyrie they have never used before, although they have used it as a perch and … Continue reading

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Switcheroo…

Observation date: 6 March 2015 You watch and observe for hours and hours, day after day. Just when you think you have it nailed down, everything changes. This is the case for the south side pair of falcons in nesting … Continue reading

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The “Amazing Criswell” wasn’t that good either…

Observation date: 16 April 2014 For the last ten years or so I have been observing and trying to predict the day of hatching of young falcons. I do this by watching to see “this” and then “that” in their … Continue reading

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Feathers drifted down…

Observation date: 8 April 2014 With 13 more days of incubation to go, action has picked up around here. Yesterday, a large juvenile female falcon or “brownie” followed the resident male who was returning to the rock with prey thinking … Continue reading

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Rain, yes, but not in the eyrie…

Observation date: 2 April 2014 So far so good on the incubation of eggs. Today was the sixteenth day on the scrape*. Incubation intervals are anywhere from two hours to three and a half hours. Brooding puts a real kink … Continue reading

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Oriole spring…

I know spring is here, not by the calendar, but because I saw my first oriole at Morro Rock today. A beautiful male in breeding plumage. I got off a dozen shots of him with my Canon 70 D, but … 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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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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Golden years…

Questions of age have come to my attention from a few readers about the south side female. Yes, she is getting “a little long in the tooth” and according to “Birds of North America,” the peregrine falcon article, female age … Continue reading

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