Tag Archives: incubation

Befuddled…

Observation date: 11 April 2016 Things are just in a tizzy here at Morro Rock. I can’t give the answers to many visitors we get here because when it comes to nesting, I just don’t know. Both pairs of falcons … Continue reading

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Probable cause…

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Observation date: 19 July 2015 A summer thunderstorm hit the Central Coast of California last night and today leaving a much needed inch and three quarters of much needed rain. Aside from the good quenching in drought ridden California, it … 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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Patience, please…

Observation date: 8 April 2015 As of today, we are in the 26th day of incubation and all is well. Two years ago, she abandoned her first nesting after 18 days of incubation and the second nesting after 16 days. … 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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Falconatics…

Observation date: 18 July 2014 A pleasant visit from two people that share the same passion and do the same thing that I do as volunteer interpreters for The Peregrine Fund through the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group… One … 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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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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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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