Morro rocking it
Friday February 08th 2013, 11:16 pm
Filed under: Wildlife

Don posted a picture of Morro Rock on his blog.

My friends Nancy and Jerry moved south and to the ocean to build their dream house two years ago, where they have a beautiful view of that massive watermarked landmark that sits just off the beach.

But I’ve also long since been interested in the place because of the peregrine falcon sites there, as described by Glenn Stewart, the biologist who was crucial to bringing them back from near-extinction.To those new here, I was one of his San Jose nest-camera volunteers three seasons ago.

Normally, peregrines are very territorial and will not nest near each other’s scrape nor hunting territory. But on Morro Rock, where you have the whole ocean to feed you (they do catch fish), there’s a nesting pair on one side of the rock and there’s a nesting pair on the other side of the rock.

They do not cross paths. They do not venture into each other’s side of the rock nor water. Nor has a third pair been allowed to set up shop, just the two twosomes and to each their own, only. I’d love someday to go visit Nancy and Jerry, exclaim over their new house, and watch those falcons with their rocket-speed highdives in person.

To Morro, two, Morro, it’s only two, Morro, it’s only a Bay away.

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The last line is one of your finest.

I hope you get to go see the house, the rock and the falcons.

Comment by Channon 02.09.13 @ 5:04 am

Do I dare repeat myself? Well …
Maybe tomorrow.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.09.13 @ 11:07 am

Oh, your punning certainly isn’t under the weather (as attested to by that last comment on my blog – really priceless!).

Comment by twinsetellen 02.10.13 @ 9:39 pm


Comment by Beth in Maryland 02.11.13 @ 11:25 am

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