THE FAMOUS Peregrine Falcons nest each year on the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. 2016 did not see an active nesting pair, so the cameras were turned off. Please check back spring of 2017.
Hi, Liz - very cool screen capture(by whom?)of 2 (two) eggs April 15 @ 12:47 p.m. - I just poppped into the office and watched an adult (I believe the male/tiercel) coming over the front board heading for the scrape and, for the briefest of moments before he reached the scrape, I saw 2 (two) eggs for the first time RW
Hi Bob! You are commenting on my blog postings?? That's awesome, glad to have you do that. I need help answering questions from time to time. I did the screen capture using Microsoft Clip tool Saturday after noon from my home computer.
I just saw the female fly into the box with a large rat! Then the male flew in and took it away from her and fly away. I guess he was more hungry than she was.
really cool, i am just checking cam 2 and there are still 2 eggs there, it is 4:00 p.m. JJO
Liz, how exactly do you tell who is male and who is female besides their size? When I see them alone in the nest box they look exactly the same to me. Felicia
Cere, bill, eye-lining and feet: male (tiercel) is orange-yellow in color, female (falcon) is sunshine, or pale yellow in color ... this means that there is a higher contrast in color for the male (comparing cere, bill, eye-lining and feet to slate grey back and cream-colored underparts)Back: male appears "blacker", female, particularly in the area of the lower back, appears scaly/"scalier" (likely due to lighter, or "buffier" feather edges)Tail (tip): male appears dark, female appears to be buffy-colored RW
Size: If you are so lucky as to "catch" an adult perched on the front board (chest facing the east) w/ tail held, or laying over the rock, the tip of the male's tail is close to even w/ the interior (west) edge of the rock, while the tip of the female's tail protrudes a couple of inches beyond the edge of the rock ... I'll continue to look for other helpful tips and welcome corrections & input of others RW
...and now there are three eggs! :)
Hi Liz,12:15 here in Vegas and I just saw 3 EGGS! Hoooray!John Christofferson
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