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Photo by Bob Isenberg Outside at “the Rock” during the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, visitors use spotting scopes set up to see the peregrines and have all their questions answered. The Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival was a great … Continue reading

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Photo by Heather O’Connor Inside at the Bazaar of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, we set up our booth showing “This is what we do.” visitors photo with our hats, t-shirts and binocular covers along with Cleve Nash’s photographic … Continue reading

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“Doris” landing…

Photo by Steve Medway We would like to share with you a photograph from a visitor to “the Rock” who was birding around the beautiful Central Coast and happened upon “Doris,” the migrating female peregrine falcon, home unknown. She winters … Continue reading

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Rolling stock revival…

Photo by Cleve Nash For some time now my friend and associate, Cleve Nash, and I have been making small snide remarks, not in public of course about the south side tiercel and how much of a wuss he has … Continue reading

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Yesterday, we received an email from one of our many visitors to the Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch at Morro Rock, Morro Bay, California, USA! We were so happy that he wrote about Bob Isenberg who has for years dedicated his … Continue reading

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A first look around…

Narration and videography by Bob Isenberg.

When we go out to search for the peregrines every day, we see this view of Morro Bay, California, USA with a few weather variations. We enjoy calm to blustery winds, bright sun or fogginess and variable temperatures. All delightful. There is a steady stream of people from all over searching for a view of these magnificent birds.

“Education though observation.” Heather

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You don’t need a $10,000 lens…

You don't need a $10,000 lens...

Earlier I answered a letter to a blogger and mentioned most photographers use 400, 500 and 600 mm lenses. I don’t mean to disappoint other photographers who cannot afford these very expensive lenses. The photograph above was taken with my Canon SX 35, a $375 “point and shoot” at 200 yards. In the center of this photo is a peregrine sitting on a post high up on Morro Rock. As you zoom in on this photo, you can see what $375 can do. Good luck with yours! ~Bob

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Best times to photograph peregrines at Morro Rock, Morro Bay, CA.

Hi Randy, You asked about the best season to watch and photograph the falcons. My favorite time is January, February and March. This is the time you’ll see high speed acrobatics by the tiercel during this courtship and breeding time. … Continue reading

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