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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2010, 12:22 »
Doesn't a parent usually consume an egg or dispose of it, if it doesn't hatch, so as not to attract predators? :-\

When an adult consumes an egg or eggshells, its to replenish the reserves they expended producing the egg.  Getting rid of eggs is easy for them to do if it was just a question of attracting predators.

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2010, 22:58 »
Even though they look a little awkward at this stage, they are still pretty darn cute!  

Love the captures....especially the third one!  "Hey, I know you, look how cute you are"!   ;D

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2010, 20:57 »
The Waukegan chicks checking out the cam:

 

 

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 19:14 »
Doesn't a parent usually consume an egg or dispose of it, if it doesn't hatch, so as not to attract predators? :-\

Not necessarily - sometimes they just leave the unhatched egg or eggs in the nest. Sometimes such eggs are collected when chicks are banded, and analyzed to see why they did not hatch.

Sometimes the eggs end up being damaged or disintegrating after a period of time, especially if they are infertile eggs. If an egg has been broken during incubation, a parent will quite often consume it.

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 19:03 »
Doesn't a parent usually consume an egg or dispose of it, if it doesn't hatch, so as not to attract predators? :-\

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 19:00 »
Is that a third egg that didn't hatch that I see in the photo? ??? 

Yes, that's exactly what it is, Kinderchick! Only two of the eggs hatched.

 

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2010, 20:10 »
Is that a third egg that didn't hatch that I see in the photo? ???

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 13:14 »
The two chicks today, with very full crops:



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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 23:44 »
Aww just love the last photo, each chick being fed by a parent. Wonderful photo  :) :)

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Re: IL / Waukegan - 2010 / ? & Fran
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 13:47 »
The Waukegan chicks today:

 

 

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IL / Waukegan - 2010
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 15:39 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

The falcons at Waukegan have chicks - I'm not sure how many have hatched so far.  The female here is Fran, who has been at this site since 2001. I don't know who the male is.

 

 

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