Thursday, May 30, 2013

Day 7

Bob sent out an email today that has a link to an age guide via the Canadian Peregrine Foundation.  

Do you think this picture taken at day 7 matches the guide? Please make a stop over at Bird Cams Around the World to see the more pictures and video. (Skygirlblue keeps a close eye on the happenings in SLC and has been a great friend to this blog.)


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

One Chick Nest

Hi Folks,

We may very well have just a one chick nest this year. I thought I would share this cute video of our falcon Dad babysitting the chick. It's good to see him, he's been scarce lately. Also below I am adding some statistics on how many eggs have hatched in our SLC downtown nest in the past, via a note I received from Bob Walters.

No. of years (0) hatched young in brood = 2
No. of years (1) hatched young in brood = 1*
No. of years (2) hatched young in brood = 6(SLC) + 3(Hell's Canyon) = 9
No. of years (3) hatched young in brood = 5
No. of years (4) hatched young in brood = 3

"So, we were over due for a one nestling/eyas brood. We'll take it and any more miracles that come our way!"

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Egg Mystery- broken egg!!

Very odd happenings this morning. If anyone witnessed the actual breaking of the egg, please comment. For now, it appears that the egg was not viable and Mom got rid of contents. The chick that was already in the nest, got wet somehow, maybe from egg bursting? Here is video captured by Mary Anne. Also, if you want to keep up with all activity when there are no new postings, watch Twitter feed on the right side of this site. You will see chat between Skygirlblue and me when I am out and about. She is on top of things many times when I am not!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Hatch #1

Our first hatchling is here! Sometime between 9:32 and 9:35.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hatch Tonight??

As Bob just told me over the phone, this incubation gig can be quite tiresome. Folks, heads up, we've got a hatch about to happen...

Here's a video taken earlier where you can possibly hear the chick in the egg?

Here's a photo possibly showing a hole in the front egg. Keep your cams on!!