morning) so it was just after 10 when we got there, hiking in to the top of the hill opposite the cave outcropping. (Cheryl, Joy, Mary)
The falcon was on the scrape
At 10:18 she left and we heard cakking to the north.
She returned at 10:20 and we were able to see two bobbleheads as she
came back and before she settled in.
11:31 She again left the scrape and returned a minute later.
12:10 Again she leaves. She flew to Sentinel Rock and wailed. A
minute later she left and headed north
At 12:12 she returned with a large bird and fed the eyases. Again, we saw two.
At 12:22 she was done feeding and she flew off at 12:27
She came back at 12:34 and landed in a small hole to the left of the
nest cave. She flew north and circled back to the scrape and
12:52 she leaves again
1:01 She returns
1:02 She leaves, heading straight down from the scrape and flies
behind pyramid rock and lands on Sentinel Rock.
1:03 She flies to the east and at 1:08 she is flying from the north to
the south at eye level.
At 1:15 she returns to the scrape and sits on the porch for awhile,
then heads back to the babies
She has been periodically shaking her head for awhile, each time we’ve
had her in sight.
We haven’t seen the male yet.
1:15 Cheryl leaves
1:23 The pigeons leave the rock face and I see a small peregrine
flying high above the rock outcropping, It circles up and to the
At 1:49 the falcon comes out to the porch and settles down to sunbathe
At 1:58 She leaves
At 1:59 Again I see the pigeons leave the rock face and the tiercel
flies in from the south, passing the cave. He is carrying a large
bird. Simultaneously the falcon returns and flies downward behind
pyramid rock. She goes to Sentinel Rock where she has the bird and is
plucking and eating. The tiercel is sitting on the porch
At 2:03, the falcon returns to the scrape and the male flies off. She
brings the carcass. We hear e-chups and she feeds the eyases.
At 2:13 from the north we hear cakking and see a RTHA. The RTHA is
chased to the south in front of us and is hit by the tiercel.
2:16 Feeding is over and the falcon flies off.
2:31 She is back on the scrape.
2:45 We leave.
We have confirmed two eyases. The weather was near perfect, sunny,
light breeze, approx 65-70 degrees. Western bluebirds sat in the
trees on either side of us. We saw turkeys on the way out, 7 males
and 3 females. One male did a tail-spread display. No coyotes today,
either seen or heard. No one climbing the rock outcropping today while we were