Tag Archives: winter

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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Winter Bird Festival…

Observation date: 19 January 2016 Throngs of birders, twitchers and photographers were on hand for the twentieth Annual Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival which takes place every year on the Martin Luther King holiday. Along with the high surf crashing … Continue reading

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A frothing cauldron of wind and waves…

Observation date: 8 December 2015 With high winds and monstrous waves the harbor mouth is a frothing cauldron with waves 16 to 22 feet in height and gusts to 45 miles per hour.  Access to the south side of Morro … Continue reading

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Short daylight hours…

Observation date: 21 December 2014 We have celebrated the 2014 Winter Solstice with the Salinan* Tribe again. We notice the peregrines along with all animals are aware of the short daylight hours up to the winter solstice on the 21st … Continue reading

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Access restricted…

Observation date: 3 March 2014 Video:  February storm 2014 Access to Morro Rock has been severely restricted due to extreme weather conditions with gale force winds. Not only was the gate locked to the south parking lot, but a police … 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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Massachusetts, please reply…

The holidays were beautiful in Morro Bay, mid to high 70s and a couple of days in the 80s. Some extreme tides, enough that kayakers were stranded on the mud flats. Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard were kept busy. Even … Continue reading

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Around the campfire…

The Winter Solstice is the first of the December holidays. This year it was on the 21st of this month.  Our Salinan Native Americans were in good numbers at the rock along with interested non-native well wishers and campfire lovers, … Continue reading

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We are so lucky…

The Peregrine Watch is so lucky to have such a dedicated photographer who contributes so much. Quiet, soft spoken with a very dry sense of humor. In a gathering of people around the spotting scopes, you would never know he … Continue reading

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