Saturday, March 5, 2011


Met up with Kevin and Mike at Morro Rock this morning. They had come to photograph a surfing competition. About an hour and a half before my arrival they heard a large commotion emanating from the rock. Thousands of gulls were taking to the sky. Causing it was a Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) giving chase to a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). Not a sight one sees every day or ever. (Once again I missed the action) The guys had to scramble for their cameras. (photo by Mike Baird)

Bob, the Peregrine Falcon guy, was missing from the south side of the rock, so could not get an update. I do know that the eggs have been laid and the nest is located in the "mail slot" which is located under and to the left a tad, of the "diving board" which was last year's nest.
below is a flickr link that show the location of "the mailslot."

While on the south side of the rock heard White-throated Swift. Followed the sound and found they are nesting in a dark crevice (center right) a bit south west of the Peregrine nest.
Will continue on my quest to see the Bald Eagle.

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