Tag Archives: peregrines

Not much hope…

Observation date:  21 June 2017 Most everything has seemed to have ceased regarding chicks on the north side of Morro Rock. I have been ardently watching in hopes of a late clutch of young thinking the rains might have caused … Continue reading

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The Peregrine Watch goes to college…

Observation date:  8 April 2017 In past years, Professor Maureen Smith has brought her students from Saddleback College in Orange County, California to Morro Bay to explore all the wonders. They camp in the Morro Bay State Park and venture … Continue reading

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Breeding begins…

Observation date:  8 January 2017 Breeding could have happened before today, but I can only report when I see it happen. Last year, the pair were breeding on January 3rd. There is a three week window when this normally takes … Continue reading

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A welcome return…

Observation date:  4 December 2016 In the previous five or six years, I have written about “Doris,” a solitary adult female peregrine, that has wintered here in nearby Baywood Park. The last time she was observed was 3 January 2014 … Continue reading

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Bonding begins…

Observation date:  10 November 2016 Increased interaction between male and female peregrines has occurred with both north and south side pairs. Things to look for are mates perching closer together, hunting in tandem more often and aerial displays by the … Continue reading

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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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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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South 0, North 2…

Observation date: 13 May 2016 After spending the first five months of the breeding season on the south side of Morro Rock which turned out to be very disheartening, we have moved to the north side for the last week … Continue reading

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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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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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