Video by Cleve Nash
June 30, 2012 We are still inundated in fog half way down the rock. Visitors coming to see falcons on a Saturday afternoon are relegated to looking at superb photographs. However 15 miles down the coast in Shell Beach, it is bright and sunny and 2 of our contributing photographers, Cleve Nash and Bob Mancuso, are taking video and still shots of a pair of adult falcons. They wondered if we liked sitting in the soup in Morro Bay. We replied “Not Exactly.” because Bob received notice on his parking place by a passing seagull. Yuk!
The video shows the pigeon that the female brought into her perch. Meanwhile the male patiently waited for a tidbit. She eventually gave it up.
The female is brightly colored with some rather different colors. Cleve called her “Rosy” for the blush of breast feathers that were on either side of her breastbone. Normally they are a bright white. -Bob, Cleve and Heather