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“Foggust” 19, 2013

“Foggust” is the month after July and the one before September. We have another week and a half and it would be nice to squeeze in a couple of days of sunshine out of this month. If not, we always have … Continue reading

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A first for me…

It’s hard to get used to a spring and summer without young ones around on the south side of Morro Rock. In all the years that I have observed them, this was a first for me. Inactivity at the rock … Continue reading

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Could be worse…

Of the two pair of breeding falcons at Morro Rock, we did get one set of chicks this year 2013, two males and one large female on the north side. The female on the south side in her twelfth season … Continue reading

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Golden years…

Questions of age have come to my attention from a few readers about the south side female. Yes, she is getting “a little long in the tooth” and according to “Birds of North America,” the peregrine falcon article, female age … Continue reading

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Into the wild blue…

Today is a new day for our young aviatrix. She flies! After spending all day and night climbing around the cliffs and rocky slopes, the young female was the last to fledge in a cast of three. Both brothers fledged … Continue reading

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Cause unknown…

Photo by Bob Isenberg Yesterday, I thought something was strange when she left the “diving board” nest site, and the tiercel did not go immediately in to take her place on the eggs. Instead, after she left and landed on … Continue reading

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A healthy happy peregrine…

A healthy happy peregrine...

Photo by Jeri Roberts of the peregrine just before release..

Rehabilitation has done wonders for our peregrine juvenile who after release is now soaring over the sand-spit beyond Morro Bay hunting and surviving on her own. A true success story. ~Heather

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Transfer to another place…

Transfer to another place...

Photo by Jeri Roberts’ assistant
Here is a photo showing the gentle care by Jeri of the juvenile when it was to be moved to another location. Gloves are always used for protection. ~Heather

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Previous days of recovery…

Previous days of recovery...

Photos by Jeri Roberts.
I’m adding a few photos to show how Jeri Roberts rehabilitated the peregrine juvenile. It has since been released. ~Heather

Here is another photo. The one where she is perched again shows the feed door (old dog door) where I can deliver food without being seen and she is going into smaller caged area within the larger flight cage that has shade cloth on it that can act like a “cave” that she seemed to like for eating and sleeping sometimes. ~Jeri

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Peregrine on the wing…

Peregrine on the wing...

Article and photo by Neil Farrell, Tolosa Press

The article in the following post is what locals read when the Bay News was delivered about town. The people attending the release of the juvenile were Jeri Roberts, skilled rehabilitator of falcons, Brian Roberts, her husband, Bob Isenberg, of Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch, Joyce Cory, birdwatching blogger, Neill Farrell, writer, Jeremiah and Jason of the Harbor Patrrol and me. How fortunate we were to see this exciting event. ~Heather

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