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Offline carly

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2010 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2010, 13:19 »
One of the eyases is not doing well here and the parents aren't feeding it.   I did see a photo and something doesn't look right about it.  I didn't go look though as it would be too difficult to watch.   :'(



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Re: CA / San Jose - 2010 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2010, 08:20 »
Not sure about the earlier dates, just found the 17th date on the website's "notes" section ....  ???

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2010 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010, 06:05 »
13 days between egg #3 and #4?  Is this a reasonable interval still able to result in success for the earlier laid eggs?

Really?  Wow...I haven't been keeping up here. 

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2010 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2010, 23:58 »
13 days between egg #3 and #4?  Is this a reasonable interval still able to result in success for the earlier laid eggs?

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2010 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2010, 20:18 »
Fourth egg laid on 17 March 2010.
Clara & Esteban Colbert are in "hard" incubation at this point.

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2010 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010, 20:20 »
#3 today

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CA / San Jose - 2010 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 13:13 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

Clara has also now laid her first egg of the season  :-*

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2009 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 15:43 »
Grrr..wrong pair =p

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2009 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 20:27 »
It seemed to be foggy or misty in San Jose today, but one of the adults appeared in the mist:

 

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2009 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009, 21:45 »
From a news article:

San Jose Peregrine Falcons Given Out of Box Holiday Present
 
SAN JOSE (KCBS)  -- Bird researchers rappelled down the side of City Hall Friday to install a new bird box on the 18th floor, filled with new gravel.

Glen Stewart with the Predatory Bird Research Group at UC Santa Cruz said there's new evidence that egg hatchability is improved if the gravel is changed out every few years.

The city had just two falcons in 1970, when the species was nearly extinct.

These wild falcons, Clara and Esteban Colbert, have successfully hatched 10 falcon chicks during their three years nesting next to the highest levels of city government.

Like city officials, they are heavily scrutinized. Thousands have thrilled to even their mundane activities via webcam.

Perhaps conscious of all the raptor attention, Mayor Chuck Reed went out of his way to note that no taxpayer money was going to the birds.


One thing -- Clara and Esteban have not raised ten chicks together, since this is Esteban's first year at the nest. The previous male was Carlos.


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Re: CA / San Jose - 2009 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 05:08 »
Love, love the dark hood.  The facial expressions look so fierce on them  :-*

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2009 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 20:49 »
At least one of the falcons here has a solid dark hood:

 

 

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Re: CA / San Jose - 2009 / Esteban Colbert & Clara
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2009, 20:47 »
Found someone at home at the San Jose City Hall. I think it may be Esteban:

 

 

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CA / San Jose - 2009-15
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 01:18 »
2009 NESTING SEASON

From skygirlblue ... there are currently 4 eggs at San Jose.  Laid:  3/12, 3/15, 3/17 (?), 3/19)