Tag Archives: hunting

Red right returning…

Observation date:  23 August 2016 Additionally, if you watch these posts on Facebook, please go to the WordPress website and add your email to make sure you receive all posts. I had a bit of a problem with Facebook postings not … Continue reading

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Fits and starts…

Observation date: 3 March 2016 The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch has been off line for an unusual amount of time and not because we don’t want to. Most of the problems were not something that we could control. The gate … 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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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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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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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 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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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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Clean and dry…

Observation date: 21 February 2014 Soon after my last posting of February 14, I started noticing the female arriving with prey at the “rock” landing on the “chimney” or “butcher block” where she would plume and eat it. I have … Continue reading

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