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.
Solo is not enjoying the new flight school diet;) Fledging is tough for falcon babies, but flying makes it all worthwhile.
So what kind of bird feathers are in the nest. Are they eating pigeons or...? Just curious. Wow, little Solo is kind of cranky. So from the above comment, does that mean mom and dad are feeding her less so she'll go explore to find her own soon?
I think the first comment is referring to the last few days before fledging, which will be about 26 to 30. Parents will feed a little less to slim down baby for first flight. Baby will not be hunting its own food for several days after leaving the nest. The parents will continue to bring food to baby, wherever she is. Right now they are still feeding her well. Diet consists of a variety of birds/rodents but mostly pigeon.
In the video clip from Thursday morning, the parent is bringing a leftover wing from the previous evening's meal and that's all he got until late afternoon. It seems he is fed only once or twice a day, usually late. I think that's why Solo is so aggressive and is self-feeding--because he's so hungry.
I love reading about Solo and watching her. Solo was ther name I voted for.I will be sad when she leaves the nest.
I hope they plugged the holes on each end of the box last year the last one to leave kept bouncing off the walls trying to get to the parents just on the other side of the box it was sad to watch
I think she has become a teenager just a little cranky
Liz is receiving reports (<June 22) of concern that Solo is being fed insufficiently, or only infrequently. How about more diligent observations and reports of feeding time(s)(beginning and end)and even a guess as to amount? At least we might get to the bottom as to the frequency of prey/food deliveries. As you can imagine, I claim that the adults know what they're doing. I recall hearing broods of two, three, and four when they get serious about wailing. That makes Solo's cries for food appear miniscule, or, put another way, pretty puny. Thanks. RW
I saw the Mom bring Solo a small bird at 6AM and a small bird again at 6PM today. Both times she fed him until he stopped begging, then ate some herself while he watched. Then she flew off with the remainder. Solo was only moderately full.
5:50 am Male adult lands with small portion of food, Solo grabs it and runs to corner to self-feed. Adult female lands briefly, then takes off.
Tuned in at 3 o'clock and saw Solo feeding herself on what looked like a small bird.
Solo exhibits, only child syndrome! LOL,I am sure that the parents know what they are doing - anxious for the first flight :)
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