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.
Liz, thanks for posting this. It's fascinating to watch the labor part of the egg-laying process. I had no idea that falcons went through "labor." These birds continue to fascinate me.Felicia
4 eggs now!
It is fascinating to watch. You are seeing her push with each contraction. What you don't see is the start of labor (which is tricky), but I knew she had started when she stood up from dozing on the eggs, paced a bit, then started "licking her lips" (non scientific term). I knew she hadn't just eaten nor cast a pellet, so figured labor had started. Lots of falcons seem to do this at the beginning of labor. (I think she did this once in the vid) And the rest is history.
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