Tag Archives: prey

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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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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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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One at a time…

Everything seems to come at once. The Central Coast has had its share of excitement in the last few days. First of all, two of the three falcon chicks at Shell Beach have fledged. Piedras Blancas Lighthouse has three new … 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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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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Breakfast on the bluff…

The demands of a growing family of chicks, or should I say juvenile peregrine falcons, can be intense. Remember when you first heard the cry of your or your friend’s baby. It pulls at your heart. Now think of the … Continue reading

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Chicks rule…

With young on the wing, every day for the next month, it will be like a three ring circus with performances every hour or so. Arriving at Morro Rock, a little after 7AM, and before setting up, I immediately hear … Continue reading

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