Morro Rock falcons


Brian Latta from the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group repelled
into the eyrie and leg-banded two peregrine chicks today. There are two
males about 25 days old, which occasionally look out now from the edge
and can be watched from below. There was a crowd with scopes and
binoculars watching from below, several reclined comfortably in lawn
Joan Rainey, Marlin Harms and I were privileged to help carry climbing
gear and ropes in backpacks and make the climb to the top of the Rock. A
crushed peregrine egg was collected from the nest along with prey
feathers for later identification.

Steve Schubert