An update from the Peregrine Falcon watch team here on the bay where I live. Be sure to check out their website for Peregrine Falcon updates.
Photo by Cleve Nash
The photo accompanying this text is of our transient female falcon, “Doris,” in her fifth year of wintering in nearby Baywood Park. She is seen here with a Teal. The photo was shot by Cleve Nash from behind the little coffee shop on 2nd Street. She landed in her favorite tree, a cypress, where she decapitated it, plumed it and consumed it.
A few notes to bring you good followers up to speed on what’s been happening on Morro Rock and in the area. Breeding is happening on both sides of the rock, not quite in full swing, but at least a couple times a day copulating falcons have been observed. There could be more when they are out of view.
Red Tailed Hawks abound here every day and the peregrines chase them incessantly. I’m sure this adds to the excitement, often after high speed combat…
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