Tag Archives: courtship

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

Advertisements
Posted in breeding, falcon, Morro Rock, peregrine, prey | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in falcon, peregrine | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Just showing off…

Observation date: 6 February 2015 Visitors to Morro Rock today were treated with a spectacular aerial performance from the south side tiercel. Oooohs and ahhhhhs followed all his high speed acrobatics. When you think he’s about out of gas, he … Continue reading

Posted in Morro Rock, peregrine | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Questions and answers…

Occasionally our posts don’t make it through to everyone. I have changed the title and am reposting the very informative most recent post. I know that you will find it very educational. It’s just basic biology. Feel free to ask … Continue reading

Posted in breeding, falcon, peregrine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Vigor and ferocity…

Observation date: 2 January 2015 January 2, 2015, this day last year the south side pair of peregrine falcons bred for the first time of the 2014 season. As of today no breeding has been observed as of yet. In … Continue reading

Posted in falcon, Morro Rock, other birds, peregrine | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in falcon, Morro Rock, peregrine | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Band 70AC…

Observation date: 4 November 2014 Bonding continues with the peregrines on Morro Rock’s south side. The pair continue cooperative hunting and nearby perching. There have been no serious courtship flights, just a lot of the tiercel following her around in … Continue reading

Posted in falcon, peregrine | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in chicks, falcon, hunting, Morro Rock, peregrine, prey | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in falcon, gulls, peregrine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Strut your stuff…

A couple of below freezing nights, three days of high surf advisories with 14 foot waves breaking over the jetties, a “king tide” with some great minus tides for gathering mussels, three days of 85°F heat and plenty of sunshine. … Continue reading

Posted in falcon, gulls, juvenile, Morro Rock, other birds, peregrine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments