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A frothing cauldron of wind and waves…

Observation date: 8 December 2015 With high winds and monstrous waves the harbor mouth is a frothing cauldron with waves 16 to 22 feet in height and gusts to 45 miles per hour.  Access to the south side of Morro … Continue reading

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Kudos to Cleve…

Observation date: 5 July 2015 Last spring, a new female came in to replace the one that had been on the north side of Morro Rock for the last few years. We don’t know what happened to the last female, … Continue reading

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Play or prey?

Observation date: 9 June 2015 June gloom is upon us some days, making observations somewhat difficult during those days. Warm air rising inland draws in the Pacific marine layer into the coastal areas leaving us with heavy overcast skies or … Continue reading

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Hav’n fun…

Observation date: 2 June 2015 After a week of flying, the three young falcons on the north side of Morro Rock are having more fun than a litter of piglets in a mud hole. It’s hard to describe, first two … Continue reading

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Today we fly…

Observation date: 26 May 2015 A great day for the three young falcons, for they took to the air today sometime before we arrived at the north side of Morro Rock. Looking up toward the nest site, there were no … Continue reading

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A rare peek at “peek-a-boo”…

Observation date: 18 May 2015 Gale force winds with gusts up to 45 miles/hour does not make viewing very enjoyable, not to say what it does to the equipment. Although all three chicks on the north side were visible, they … Continue reading

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One chick a day…

Observation date: 11 May 2015 Since my last posting, more young have been making appearances at the north side eyrie of Morro Rock. Yesterday, we observed two young; today, there were three. It seems as though the female takes prey … Continue reading

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Gordon’s view…

Observation date: 7 May 2015 Watching the south side nest site for chicks to appear has been trying to say the least. For the last few days the adults have left the nest unattended for sometimes up to and hour, … Continue reading

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Let it fly…

Observation date: 23 April 2015 Soon after I arrived at the rock this morning, within minutes the tiercel careened into the nest site carrying prey. I could hear squealing coming from inside the hole where he landed. They should be … Continue reading

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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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