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Let it fly…

Observation date: 23 April 2015 Soon after I arrived at the rock this morning, within minutes the tiercel careened into the nest site carrying prey. I could hear squealing coming from inside the hole where he landed. They should be … Continue reading

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Just showing off…

Observation date: 6 February 2015 Visitors to Morro Rock today were treated with a spectacular aerial performance from the south side tiercel. Oooohs and ahhhhhs followed all his high speed acrobatics. When you think he’s about out of gas, he … Continue reading

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Vigor and ferocity…

Observation date: 2 January 2015 January 2, 2015, this day last year the south side pair of peregrine falcons bred for the first time of the 2014 season. As of today no breeding has been observed as of yet. In … Continue reading

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Migrating , bonding and spanking…

Observation date: 1 October 2014 Here on the Central Coast, migrations have begun to trickle into the county. Some of the raptors that have come by Morro Rock in the last few days are 6 Osprey, 3 Northern Harriers, male … Continue reading

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Twice, if you’re not too tired…

Morro Bay is slowly coming back to normal after being inundated by “twitchers” and birders of every description. Everywhere you looked there were groups walking around loaded with all the paraphernalia that usually adorns the type. The Morro Bay Winter … 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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Twiggin’ it…

This is a slow time of year and not too much excitement, but it gives us the chance to catch up on our house-keeping and buying a new Epson Projector EX5220 for school presentations. Now, Heather will have to create … Continue reading

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Boobies and falcons…

There has been a lot of commotion along the California coast and Morro Bay is no exception. We had our own personal Blue-footed booby here for about 6 days on the south jetty of Morro Bay. In case you didn’t … Continue reading

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Gull chicks are about ready…

The young Western Gulls are coming out of the nests to wander around. The falcons know it. Now and the next few weeks, they are just the right size to kill and carry off. The adult gulls are protective of … Continue reading

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