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Delaware - Wilmington - 2013 / CJ & Red Girl
« Reply #147 on: February 22, 2013, 16:09 »
2013 NESTING SEASON

Two big scrapes in the Wilmington Delaware nestbox ... cam is live as of 22 Feb 2013

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #146 on: June 03, 2012, 11:28 »
Just a general overview (from BCAW) of what has been happening with these four female fledgings here:  thank goodness they have people on the ground there to watch them during the fledging, because these girls have been all over the place, and the ground crew has been run ragged keeping an eye on them.  They found and retrieved two of them, one stayed in care overnight, another was found stuck in an inner court and had to be brought out, then they could not one, but then they did, and took photos of this very beautiful young falcon, and throughout all this the parents have been keeping a close eye on their girls, so that the crew watches them to find out where the girls have landed up, and, interestingly enough, even though the parents have seen the crew on the roof retrieving the young ladies, they have not attacked.

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #145 on: May 10, 2012, 21:09 »
They banded four female chicks at Wilmington today.   8)  Here is a link to some videos posted by Kim Steininger
http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?p=187124#p187124

Link to some pics posted by Kim Steininger
http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?p=187147#p187147
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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2012, 08:13 »
...well, still only 4 chicks, one egg sitting there unhatched, and I don't think it's going to now  :-\ though I'd be happy to be wrong...on the other hand, the 4 chicks there seem to have made it into a public leaning post, so it is useful  ;D...

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #143 on: April 24, 2012, 10:47 »
That must've been fun to watch Jadoo!

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #142 on: April 24, 2012, 08:22 »
... funny mix-up this morning ... still looks like 4 chick, hard to still see the last egg, the chick-pile is so tight ... anyway, Mom (i believe) is sitting on the chicks, and dad shows up with a food package, still in it's feathers.  Mom jumps up, in preparation of grabbing it, but dad doesn't pass it over, he starts as if he's going to feed the chicks.  mom then gets her head in there, and it looks like dad is ending up feeding mom small bits, with the chicks calling for their turn;  Mom, seemingly frustrated, then just storms away and takes off.  Dad, seemingly confused, picks up the food package and follows.  chicks, still sitting there, seem to be saying "What the heck???"

About 2 minutes later, one of the parents is back with the food package, but this time, this chick pile just waits - no stretching or yelling ("Yeah, right, fool me once ...!") until the food is actually being waved over their heads, THEN they figure it's not just another trick, and things go back to normal (much headwaving and wobbling with open mouths, happy happy ...)

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #141 on: April 22, 2012, 14:35 »
Wow, good video clip!  That little one sure used all it had to get in on a meal. Impressive.

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #140 on: April 21, 2012, 19:12 »
There is a cute video today on BCAW showing CJ feeding his mate, Red Girl, while she sits on the eggs.  One of the two chicks also wants to get in on the feeding, and Red Girl feeds this little one, while the other chick tries to figure out what is going on.

http://youtu.be/nKcTU5FeK1E

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #139 on: April 21, 2012, 18:04 »
There is a cute video today on BCAW showing CJ feeding his mate, Red Girl, while she sits on the eggs.  One of the two chicks also wants to get in on the feeding, and Red Girl feeds this little one, while the other chick tries to figure out what is going on.

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #138 on: April 20, 2012, 11:40 »
These two have been incubating their 5 eggs since March 20, I think, so hatching should be around April 23.

...well, they are early, then, because there has been at least two, and possible three, hatches here this morning - lots of excitement on the wilmington board on BCAW...

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #137 on: April 12, 2012, 22:04 »
These two have been incubating their 5 eggs since March 20, I think, so hatching should be around April 23.

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #136 on: March 20, 2012, 17:16 »
Five eggs now; these two don't waste any time.  CJ and Red Girl are very devoted parents, and I don't know if they are done yet!

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #135 on: March 16, 2012, 10:48 »
Red Girl delivered a fourth egg early this morning, according to Bird Cams Around the World.  That is CJ, the proud father, on the eggs now; he has a very orange beak, as compared to Red Girl.

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #134 on: March 15, 2012, 16:47 »
And here is the cam link in case anyone would like to get a quick look at how Red Girl is coming along with this laborious process: 

http://www.dosbirds.org/wilmfalcons

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Re: Delaware - Wilmington - 2012 / CJ & Big Red
« Reply #133 on: March 15, 2012, 16:42 »
Red Girl is perched on her eggs right now, and she looks to be working hard at pushing out another.  I hope this is not as painful as it looks!