It's Saturday somewhere in California. I had been invited to witness falcons nesting in a sensitive area with the promise that I would not divulge the location. The scrape has been vandalized in the recent past, so we'd like this pair to have a chance to breed successfully this time.
The photos have been heavily cropped for that reason, and also because we were a 10th mile away. All shots were taken with 500mm lens and 1.4 teleconverter.
This first shot shows the male leaving the scrape ledge at 9:40am