Last week provided daily drama for the young Falcons from 55 Water Street. 06/BW (Jonnie55) was the first to test flight but landed by the FDR prompting a rescue. She was transported to the Bronx Zoo then to the Raptor Trust in New Jersey. No physical damage but she is currently reluctant to fly. The plan is to release her at the 55 Water Street nest when ready. 05/BW (Barbiedoll55) attempted flight next with a soft landing in […]
5-25-18 Adele watches the sky for lunch as Frank babysits the brood.
The three hatched chicks from the nest at 55 Water Street have been examined, identified (as females) and banded by Chris Nadareski of NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The girls are healthy, a little noisy and so far, not inclined to test their wings. They continue to depend on meal delivery by Frank and/or Adele, enthusiastically receiving all food offered. Halle55 Female-NY Fish & Wildlife #194731244 NYS DEC # 04 black over BW green Barbiedoll55 Female-NY F&W #197431245 NYS DEC […]
An irregular hole, a diagonal crack from end to end, egg rocking back and forth and Adele helping to push the shell apart. These steps preceded the Tuesday May 1st 10:48 am hatching of the first egg in the 2018 season. A soggy creature turned into a fluffy chick as it dried. Adele nibbled on the discarded shell after the birth. Last night egg #2 hatched.
Frank arrives for some incubating/pre-babysitting duty.
The Falcons at 55 Water Street preferred the cover of the nest in an early spring snow. When the storm (and Adele’s body) cleared away, 4 large pink mottled eggs were visible in the nest.
The expected (and awaited) Egg #2 appeared today. Incubation occurs almost constantly now by either parent. Frank works hard pushing the eggs under his smaller (than Adele’s) body to ensure coverage and warmth.