Tag Archives: feeding

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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Growing up…

Observation date: 28 June 2015 The young falcons are becoming young adults very quickly. They still find time to play and chase each other, but more than ever they are chasing prey. The adults still bring prey, but no longer … 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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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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Awestruck by maneuvers…

Observation date: 30 June 2014 Air shows by juveniles have been the theme of the last couple weeks. Visitors and friends that have come to view the peregrine falcon have been totally amazed and awestruck by the show of speed, … Continue reading

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An eyrie full…

Observation date: 10 June 2014 A steady progression in learning flying skills is taking place on the south side of Morro Rock. All three chicks are flying very well, now that the big young north side  female has caught up … Continue reading

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A cheeky neighbor…

Observation date: 1 June 2014 The last few days were play days for the young juvenile falcon. The lessons can be fun. While chasing the mother across the face of the rock, he was trying to stay with her turn … Continue reading

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