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  • 4-28-16   Must See F.V. (Falcon Video)- Hatching

    The telltale broken shell in the nest clued us in to the first hatched egg this morning.  Adele picked at (ate?) the shell as she continued covering the brood. The adults alternate incubating frequently.  Continuous chirping usually precedes the changeover.  Eyass #1 can be glimpsed as it stretches it’s legs and starts unfolding and wriggling.

    11:52 am , April 28, 2016
  • 4-22-16   Anticipation

    Today marks the typical Peregrine Falcon incubation period of 33 days. Watch for the eggs to start hatching any day now. Adele or Frank has been lying on the eggs almost continuously with only moments each day when the Future Falcon (Fifty) Five are visible.

    10:29 am , April 22, 2016
  • 3-30-16   Modern Falcon Family –Add Egg #5

    As Adele took an egg rolling & re-shuffling break, five eggs were visible in the nest at 55 Water St. Even big mamma Adele has to make extra efforts to cover all the eggs.

    12:45 pm , March 30, 2016
  • 3-28-16   Happy Easter Egg   #4

    Frank and Adele celebrated Easter weekend with their 4th egg. The adults share the incubating duties though Frank (male-smaller) keeps his wings spread wider to cover the brood.

    3:51 pm , March 28, 2016
  • 3-24-16 Three Eggs and Counting

    When the incubating parent moved off to hunt this morning, three eggs were visible in the nest.

    8:39 am , March 24, 2016
  • 3-21-16   Early Easter Eggs

    Half marathons and snow storms did not deter Adele from laying TWO eggs over the weekend.  More eggs may follow. March eggs have not been the norm for the Falcons at 55 Water St. in past few years, early to mid –April was typical.

    8:06 am , March 21, 2016
  • 3-10-16 Previously Unobserved Behavior from Frank

    While chirping continuously, Frank purposefully strode from the nest to the parapet ledge (10 feet away) encountering another Falcon on the wall.  Just as he reached the visitor, it flew off. Who was the visitor? Adele? It happened too fast for a positive ID. Why so aggressive, Frank?

    4:07 pm , March 11, 2016
  • 2-25-16 Windy City Falcons

    As her feathers tousled in the 40mph wind gusts, Adele calmly surveyed the East River scene from her nest at 55 Water St.  Strong talons held her (guessing under 5lb.) body upright and steady on the perch pole as wind blew and rain poured. Daily visits to the nest from Adele (sideway Y black over sideway 9 green) and Frank (30 black over AN green) are common. Occasionally both...

    2:29 pm , February 25, 2016