Tag Archives: other birds

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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Leaving? Better wait…

Observation date: 12 September 2014 It feels like fall is near at Morro Rock. Temperatures are beginning to decline  along the coast. However, twelve miles inland, it’s still near triple digits. I have begun seeing birds that are usually plentiful … Continue reading

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New guy in town…

Observation date: 17 August 2014 You may remember in previous articles around the solstice a young married couple, both licensed falconers, that had brought a live Great Horned Owl to the Native American festivities on both winter and summer solstices. … Continue reading

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Hallux…

Observation date: 23 May 2014 Holidays at Morro Rock in the spring and summer are not a lot of fun for me, unless I’m back home by 9AM. After that it is total bedlam. The south parking lot is long … Continue reading

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Two down, one to go…

Observation date: 13 May 2014 We turn to Shell Beach, where all the action is with the young falcons. Two of the three young have fledged leaving a very large female in the eyrie. Females being larger take longer to … Continue reading

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Long trail…

Observation date: 5 May 2014 As it has in the past, the Shell Beach peregrines are the first to have their young appear. I can’t remember a year when one of the other near eyries was first to hatch young. … 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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Ready or knot…

All of Morro Bay is in a tizzy. The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival is upon us once again, bigger than ever. A number of events sold out within the first few hours of opening registration. Owling at night with … Continue reading

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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

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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

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