We arrived at 9:19 am, not having crossed the creek, and immediately heard cakking to the west. A peregrine adult was chasing an RTHA.
Again at 9:27 we heard cakking in the same area and a few minutes later at 9:40 we saw a nest exchange. The female went in and the male came out, with wailing. The male was sitting on the left side of Sentinel Rock
At 10:09 he flew wailing away. We took the opportunity of having the falcon occupied on the scrape and the male off to climb the hill behind the meadow to get a view of the scrape.
Glenn had is GPS and answered some questions we’d had about height, angle of the slope. We’ve been climbing 300 feet up at a 45 degree angle, through brush growing taller every day, cow footprints to turn our ankles, poison oak.
At 11:45 climbers were to the left of the scrape and an hour later they moved to the top of the nest rock where they sit and stand on top.
Glenn S joined us from the top of the hill, having hiked in from another access point.
At 1:06 the climbers left and at 1:18 the male flew to the north, then circled back south.
At 1:16 there was a nest exchange and a food transfer. It was a small bird. The tiercel went onto the scrape and the falcon came out. The female sat on the rock face to the right of the ‘refrigerator’ at at 2:01 she moved to Sentinel Rock and a minute later flew south.
We left, climbing up to the top of the hill and out to the north.