A broken shell visible in the nest and seeing only one egg suggests there are 3 chicks underneath Adele but she’s not moving much this morning to be sure. When she was feeding the chicks yesterday, one was aggressively making his mouth prominent to receive the majority of the food. 😀 😀 😀
Between 5 PM on Friday 5-16-14 and Sunday 5-18-14, two eggs have hatched at 55 Water St. Adele has been alternating between feeding the chicks and incubating the soon to hatch eggs. When she moves off of them, those babies are in constant motion moving their necks and heads back and forth and reaching out. 😀 😀
Adele- when she’s nesting somewhat parallel to the camera, facing (east) South Street, her tail feathers brush the wall. The top of her head is solid black and shiny and she has high contrast between her light and dark areas. She is more active on the eggs, cuddling down on them aggressively as she re-adjusts, looking around, and pecking at the ground. Male (hopefully we can ID him when the eggs hatch)- there are two light patches on the top […]
Adele (The Falcon Formerly Known As Y Black Over 9 Green) left the nest this morning and was temporarily replaced on the eggs by a noticeably smaller falcon (assumedly her mate). When Adele returned after 15 minutes, she perched above the nest until the other falcon flew off
Y Black over 9 Green has been covering those eggs steadily all morning but when she re-adjusted herself and the eggs, four eggs are now visible. The eggs vary in size and color from orange and mottled to pale and less marked. The mate visits occasionally and she chips continually when he appears. 😀 😀 😀 😀
The temperature dipped to freezing in the city last night but it didn’t stop Y Black over 9 Green from laying another egg. She lays on them, rolls them, and will still leave the nest occasionally. Another falcon (the mate?) was perched above the nest for some time this morning.
Sometime over the weekend our beautiful female falcon laid her second egg. She is laying on them some but not all of the time yet. Hope this means we can expect more eggs.
The Peregrine Falcons are back at 55 Water Street and are nesting! More to follow. 🙂
The first egg of the season appeared today at 55 Water St. The adult female is Y Black over 9 (or 9?) Green. 😀