Summer Solstice

June 20, 2012. Today the solstice celebration will take place in the parking lot at the rock. A few of the local Native Americans have gone up to the top of the rock last night with a park guide, where they will have a small fire. At the base of the rock, the dancers with drums and flutes will have a large fire next to the parking area.

The young falcons are still camped out on the sand spit, about three quarters of a mile from here. The adults have taken nine young gulls in four days to them.

Another little nugget I thought I would share… Last year about this time, two of the young falcons from the north side chased a pigeon down into one of the three 500 foot smoke stacks at the power plant. Pacific Wildlife Care found them at the bottom, a little disheveled, but in good shape and subsequently were released.   ~Bob

About Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch

We are a 501(c)3 charitable educational organization. We raise scholarship funds for CalPoly students studying biology. The Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch is here to inform birders, students and all people who are eager to know about these handsome peregrines. We want you to enjoy and be able to use our on-site powerful spotting scopes. We are available to answer your questions about the pair of falcons that have been observed for many years.
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2 Responses to Summer Solstice

  1. Sharon says:

    Are the babies relatively protected on the sandspit? I know it’s open to the public.

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