Tag Archives: Shell Beach

A little less wind in our sails…

Observation date: August 2015 I think it only fair that I share with you the reason that you haven’t heard from us since July 19, 2015 and I do apologize for it. We, the Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch, are a … 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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Band 70AC…

Observation date: 4 November 2014 Bonding continues with the peregrines on Morro Rock’s south side. The pair continue cooperative hunting and nearby perching. There have been no serious courtship flights, just a lot of the tiercel following her around in … Continue reading

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No fishing…

The many hours I spent at Morro Rock watching, needless to say, I meet a whole lot of people, some very interesting, some memorable, a very few not so. Most smile or nod, those that are curious will ask a … 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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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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Hard trail…

Observation date: 18 April 2014 Just an update on the nesting Canada geese near the Shell Beach peregrine falcon’s eyrie. Of the six eggs, five have hatched. The next morning the adults left the cliffside nest to the beach and … Continue reading

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Feathers drifted down…

Observation date: 8 April 2014 With 13 more days of incubation to go, action has picked up around here. Yesterday, a large juvenile female falcon or “brownie” followed the resident male who was returning to the rock with prey thinking … 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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