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Re: Re: MD / Baltimore - 2022 / Boh II (Nubo) & Barb
« Reply #127 on: March 23, 2022, 08:55 »
A quick glance on this site shows there are now 4 eggs. 4 is normally the tally for this nest.  :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDzgu0ihW8g
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Re: Re: MD / Baltimore - 2022 / Boh II (Nubo) & Barb
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Re: Re: MD / Baltimore - 2022 / Boh II (Nubo) & Barb
« Reply #125 on: March 18, 2022, 07:20 »
I thought I would check to see if there is a 2nd egg and Barb was very obviously about to add another egg. My patience paid off. Egg #2 at 7:15 A.M. CDT! ;D

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Re: Re: MD / Baltimore - 2022 / Boh II (Nubo) & Barb
« Reply #124 on: March 17, 2022, 14:05 »
 ::) I haven't checked this site in recent days, but I am happy to report that Barb laid her 1st egg most likely March 15/16 in the overnight.  Barb tends to lay 4 eggs every season a few days apart from each other.  ;D

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Re: Re: MD / Baltimore - 2022 / Boh II (Nubo) & Barb
« Reply #123 on: March 08, 2022, 08:27 »
This morning, some courting and bowing between Boh and Barb. Also observed, Barb creating a scrape or 2.  Anticipation builds for some eggs soon. I love this site. A clear view of the nest, ledge and Baltimore in the background.  :)

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Re: Re: MD / Baltimore - 2022 / Boh II (Nubo) & Barb
« Reply #122 on: March 07, 2022, 17:26 »
Updated link

https://www.explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

Just so folks know - both links work.  One takes you the Chesapeake Conservancy page, the other to the Explore.org mirror of the webcam.  Its a win-win - same cam that you can watch in two places!  There is also additional information on both sites and you can leave comments on both as well.  Not sure if one works better on mobile or tablets but it is definitely worth checking to see which one suits your viewing preferences.

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MD / Baltimore - 2022 / Boh II (Nubo) & Barb
« Reply #120 on: March 05, 2022, 16:55 »
   
Welcome to 2022 at Baltimore

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #119 on: June 15, 2021, 09:27 »
Only 2 eggs hatched and grew in leaps and bounds. As they grew, they wandered out of sight of the live cam. I just read on the site, they fledged on June 8th. Only Boh II and Barb are currently visiting the nest daily.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #118 on: April 29, 2021, 17:48 »
Another look and it seems there are 2 now and possibly a 3rd too. Is that possible TPC? Someone thinks it is due to delayed incubation.  ???
Barb is consuming the shells ravenously.

Looking at the interval between eggs - March 21, 23, 25, 28 - there is nothing particularly unremarkable about the intervals.  The last egg is a bit late but not so much.  "Hard" incubation starts after the 3rd egg is laid - sometimes right when egg 3 is laid, sometimes between egg 3 and egg 4.  Egg 4 might hatch a bit late, but maybe not.  Be interesting to see what happens :)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #117 on: April 29, 2021, 10:06 »
Another look and it seems there are 2 now and possibly a 3rd too. Is that possible TPC? Someone thinks it is due to delayed incubation.  ???
Barb is consuming the shells ravenously.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #116 on: April 29, 2021, 06:32 »
Eggciting news. Sometime early this morning, one of the eggs hatched. Barb has been shuggling lots in the past 2 days.

https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #115 on: March 28, 2021, 09:28 »
https://snapshots-production.explore.org/stream-production-81/20210328T131529_309399.ts.jpg

Egg #4 sometime last night or early this A.M. I must learn how to take a screen shot. I guess "copy and paste" just doesn't work.  ::) Now we watch "paint dry" for 30ish days.
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #114 on: March 26, 2021, 05:42 »
Barb laid her 3rd egg yesterday afternoon. She typically lays 4 eggs in a season.

https://www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeConservancy/photos/a.168731953146525/4110100842342930/

Update....Barb laid her 3rd egg yesterday afternoon. Three down! One to go?????
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2021, 08:43 »
In the last hour, Barb laid egg #2. Reading comments it appears Boh arrived within minutes and the pair bowed to each other.
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #112 on: March 21, 2021, 08:26 »
https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

Barb has finally "delivered" her 1st egg. Viewers commented the egg was spotted about 5:45 A.M. EDT. this morning.  ;D

Video footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KrKDI-FiF4&t=2s

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #111 on: March 21, 2021, 06:07 »
https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

Barb has finally "delivered" her 1st egg. Viewers commented the egg was spotted about 5:45 A.M. EDT. this morning.  ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #110 on: March 17, 2021, 09:23 »
In recent days, Barb has spent more time in the nest. Boh too, has been at her beck and call. Egg watch perhaps? When she is alone, she kaks until he shows up and joins her in the nest. I would guess since it is 2021, she wants him in the "delivery" room.  ::)

https://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/what-we-do/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2021, 09:36 »
2021 NESTING SEASON

And we are off and running Baltimore ...

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #107 on: April 27, 2020, 11:53 »
The 3 chicks are often seen with Barb or Boh II nearby. They will soon be able to "scoot"  around at this site. Looking forward to our local cam as well.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDzgu0ihW8g&feature=youtu.be


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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #106 on: April 24, 2020, 11:24 »
One egg remains in place, but is no longer viable. The 3 chicks are growing in leaps and bounds. Unable to cover the chicks, Barb has now become their "Mumbrella!"  ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #105 on: April 15, 2020, 10:08 »
Only a quick glance of a change of command allowed me to see that there has been a hatch at this nest. I was unable to see a chick because either Boh II or Barb hunkered down and blocked my view. Maybe a better view later.  ::)
Update
My post on Friday (April 10th) was premature. There are now 3 chicks at this site. All 3 hatched yesterday in the early hours as confirmed by the Chesapeake Conservancy. As Barb struggles to cover the chicks, I have seen the 4th egg.  ;D
https://chesapeakeconservancy.org/what-we-do/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #104 on: April 10, 2020, 08:11 »
Only a quick glance of a change of command allowed me to see that there has been a hatch at this nest. I was unable to see a chick because either Boh II or Barb hunkered down and blocked my view. Maybe a better view later.  ::)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #103 on: March 14, 2020, 16:20 »
Barb is consistent. She laid her 4th egg today. I'm hoping this year all eggs hatch and fledge successfully. Congratulations Barb and BohII.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #102 on: March 12, 2020, 13:26 »
A 3rd egg was laid this morning. Hopefully there will be a 4th and the countdown will begin.  ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #101 on: March 11, 2020, 03:45 »
Thanks GCG!
Decided I'd err on the side of caution  ;)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #100 on: March 10, 2020, 16:23 »
Thanks GCG!
Decided I'd err on the side of caution  ;)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #99 on: March 10, 2020, 15:29 »
TPC, this is a partial 2019 recap about Boh 2...

2019 Recap
"The eventful season officially began when Barb laid her first egg on the morning of March 20, followed by the second on March 22, the third on March 24 (or 25), and the fourth on March 27.
Around April 18, one of the eggs was removed from the cluster, likely as Barb may have known that it was non-viable.
In late April, Boh disappeared from the nest for unknown reasons, and a new male peregrine falcon began to court Barb and bring her prey. Cam viewers called this male peregrine, “Nubo.” We do not know what happened to original Boh, but for purposes of promotion of this cam, the Peregrine Falcon couple is still called “Barb & Boh.”
The first egg hatched on April 28, and the second egg hatched April 29. Unfortunately, the third egg was also non-viable."


Thus far, there are 2 eggs. The egg in the shade is the egg that Barb removed from the cluster last year. On average, she lays 4 eggs a year. So we have Barb and BohII (2nd)  ;D
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #98 on: March 10, 2020, 13:50 »
https://chesapeakeconservancy.org/what-we-do/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/

A pair was sighted this morning bowing/bonding before one left. The other walked around the nest "searching" for a site to start a scrape.  ;D I love this site. Barb has been the resident female for many years. Boh had been the resident male before a young male took over the nest last year. The administration named him Boh. They were unsuccessful in nesting. Maybe this year will prove fruitful.  ???

So there was "old Boh" and now there is "new Boh"? Or did I read it wrong?
Let me know and I can update the thread subject.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #97 on: March 09, 2020, 11:30 »
 ;D Egg # 2 has arrived. Barb appears exhausted. Will there be  3? 4?  Tick Tock!
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #96 on: March 08, 2020, 12:46 »
It appears that another egg is imminent. Barb has been hovering over egg#1 for a while now. Time will tell if it is time for #2.
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #95 on: March 07, 2020, 11:06 »
 ;D There is an egg, unattended at this site. I can't say when it was laid. It wasn't there when I looked yesterday. But the season has begun at this site.
 https://youtu.be/pDzgu0ihW8g

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #94 on: January 27, 2020, 07:28 »
2020 NESTING SEASON

https://chesapeakeconservancy.org/what-we-do/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/

A pair was sighted this morning bowing/bonding before one left. The other walked around the nest "searching" for a site to start a scrape.  ;D I love this site. Barb has been the resident female for many years. Boh had been the resident male before a young male took over the nest last year. The administration named him Boh. They were unsuccessful in nesting. Maybe this year will prove fruitful.  ???

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #93 on: October 12, 2018, 15:01 »
Interesting light at the nest this morning, with one of the birds home for a visit. Looks like Boh to me.

Boh's name derives from a now defunct brand of beer originally brewed in Baltimore. It was called National Bohemian, and was commonly known as "Natty Boh".

 

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #92 on: August 09, 2018, 21:03 »
The Baltimore nest had a good year, with Boh and Barb successfully raising four chicks, two males and two females. The chicks were named Squirt, Scout, Kalani, and Woody.

Now there is good news about one of the chicks, a female banded black/green 93/AK. She is now in Richmond, Virginia!

A New Female Falcon in Town

August 6th, 2018




The Baltimore juvenile female as spotted from the window of a DCR office in downtown Richmond. Courtesy photo.

Two peregrine falcons were spotted in downtown Richmond on August 1st, including a new banded juvenile female from Baltimore, Maryland. The new female falcon perched by the windows of the Department of Conservation & Recreation's (DCR) office where a few observers were able to capture photos of the bird and get a read on her bands, helping DGIF to track down her identity. She hatched this year and was banded by a raptor biologist with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on May 25. She fledged from the 33rd floor of a high-rise building in downtown Baltimore. Her black and green bands are numbered 93 and AK, respectively. Her silver USGS band number is 1907-03424.

It's unknown whether her arrival in Richmond may be temporary or longer term. It's normal for juvenile peregrine falcons to be dispersing at this time of year, so it's very possible that she may just be passing through as part of that process.  Although, since she was also spotted with another peregrine falcon, it's also possible that that second bird may have been the Richmond male, which could potentially indicate the start of a new pairing, but this possibility is really just speculation since we don't have confirmation on that second bird's identification. We thank DCR staff for sharing their observation with DGIF, as the sighting of this new female is an interesting observation that peaks our interest going forward into next year's falcon cam season.


https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/falcon-cam/2018/08/a-new-female-falcon-in-town/

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #91 on: March 31, 2018, 11:27 »
Barb has been busy???sitting on her eggs. At last count, when I was able to see, there were 3. There may be a 4th.  ???

http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/

Confirmed...4 eggs. ;D I love this nest. Great for viewing the nest and scenic background.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #90 on: March 30, 2018, 13:35 »
Barb has been busy???sitting on her eggs. At last count, when I was able to see, there were 3. There may be a 4th.  ???

http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #89 on: March 19, 2018, 08:06 »
2018 NESTING SEASON

Barb is currently about to lay an egg. I thought I was witnessing her first, but as she stood to hover, there is already one egg.  ;D

http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2017, 11:24 »
2017 NESTING SEASON

The falcons here typically stay year round. Today, Barb is sitting on the ledge and an egg is seen in the nest. At first I thought my eyes were deceiving me, but the cam IS live and there is an egg. I decided to check the Facebook page of the Chesapeake Conservancy and the egg was laid last night. Love this sight.

http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/explore/wildlife-webcams/peregrine-falcon/
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #87 on: April 27, 2016, 09:33 »
The remaining egg hatched last evening. Three little chicks are being fed in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd_wLzlY8dc&feature=youtu.be

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #86 on: April 25, 2016, 08:47 »
It has now been confirmed that the smallest chick died yesterday. This is only Barb's second year at this site.  :'(

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2016, 07:28 »
Three chicks have now hatched. One chick has been observed as motionless. No confirmation as yet.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #84 on: April 23, 2016, 13:41 »
The first hatch was reported at this site this morning. I saw the first feeding of the little one. I love the view at this "nest".

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #83 on: March 25, 2016, 10:31 »
There are now four eggs at this site. Let the wait begin.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2016, 08:35 »
There are now two eggs at this nest. This photo was posted on Facebook.





(modified to add command to display photo - TPC)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #81 on: March 16, 2016, 11:05 »
2016 NESTING SEASON

Boh and Barb are once again the resident pair. Today Barb laid her first egg. Boh showed up just as the egg was laid and joined Barb. A video was posted on their Facebook site.



http://chesapeakeconservancy.org/peregrine-falcon-webcam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFMaSiy1dXQ

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2015, 14:24 »
Mom and Dad periodically return to the nest as does Princess and Smiley at the Radisson. I just saw one and am reposting the link to the site.

http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/peregrine-falcon-webcam

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2015, 05:45 »
All chicks have fledged. Barb is sitting on the ledge preening. Hope to be able to view Boh and Barb until migration.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2015, 10:15 »
I was watching this nest, saw only one at the time and posted to their FB link. Chesapeake Conservancy responded to my post.  :'(



I can only see one falcon and he/she appears to be doing a lot of wingersicing. Fledge time would appear to closing in on this nest. frown emoticon

Chesapeake Conservancy Yes, the falcons are about 5 weeks old now so they are quickly approaching fledge time!

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2015, 07:31 »
For those who are thinking the name Cade sounds familiar our West Winnipeg female Beatrix has a brother named Cade.  Yup named after the same person.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #76 on: June 24, 2015, 05:53 »
Great choices for names. What is also interesting is Craig Koppie is the person who retrieved the non viable eggs and placed the foster chicks in the nest. I, for one have never watch osprey before, but now I have two to view and of course, Dennis' incredible photos from Gimli.  ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2015, 20:26 »
The three chicks have now received their names.

The two girls have been named Cade and Koppie, and the little male has been named Burnham ("Burnsie").

They have been named for the following influential people:

  • Tom Cade, Ph. D., founding chairman and director of The Peregrine Fund.

  • Craig Koppie, raptor biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office, who has devoted his career to these majestic birds, once nearly eradicated. He is also responsible for arranging medical attention for the male eyas, now named Koppie, as well as banding and studying the falcons at this site for many years.

  • William A. Burnham, former president of The Peregrine Fund. He served with the organization from 1974 through his death in 2006.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2015, 14:53 »
Since banding there is a better camera view at this nest. I just watched a chick walk up to its sibling and walk away with a food drop.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #73 on: June 13, 2015, 16:57 »
My thanks again to you, RCF. We can now watch as they get close to fledging as a family.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2015, 09:12 »
Chesapeake Conservancy

**Welcome home brother falcon! Returned to the nest on June 13, 2015. During the banding process on June 11, 2015, Craig Koppie, raptor biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office, determined that the male falcon was dehydrated or had the bird version of a chest cold. The falcon was taken to Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.  for medical attention. He was given fluids, and all tests indicated he is now in good health. He has returned to the 33rd floor.


Video of return by Skygirlblue

https://youtu.be/n1wBX25jpNw

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #71 on: June 12, 2015, 13:59 »
That's great news, RCF. Thanks for posting this update. I am doing the "Happy" dance. Well, I'm thinking about it!

 ;D  ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #70 on: June 12, 2015, 12:22 »
That's great news, RCF. Thanks for posting this update. I am doing the "Happy" dance. Well, I'm thinking about it!

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #69 on: June 12, 2015, 11:39 »
Chesapeake Conservancy FB page

Great news! We're just been informed by Craig Koppie, raptor biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office, that baby boy eyas is good to go back to his family!

According Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. all tests indicated he is in good health. They gave him extra fluids to give him a jump-start.

 Details are being worked out now to get him back to the 33rd floor of the Transamerica Building as soon as possible. Stay tuned!



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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #68 on: June 12, 2015, 11:38 »
Chesapeake Conservancy FB page

https://www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeConservancy?fref=nf


News from the falcon nest! Mr. Craig Koppie, a raptor biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office, completed banding the chicks this morning and updated us on the three eyases and their parents. According to Mr. Koppie, two of the eyases are female, and are healthy and robust. The third eyas is male, and is exhibiting symptoms that point to either dehydration or the bird equivalent of a chest cold. He informed us that he is in route to Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. in Newark, DE, where they will check out the young male falcon. Our fingers are crossed that the male eyas will make a full and fast recovery! In addition, Mr. Koppie was kind enough to clean the nest and the windows, and has reported that the birds are happily feeding on a variety of shorebirds and pigeons. Thank you Mr. Koppie!

From Baltimore Sun
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/weather/weather-blog/bs-md-falcons-banded-20150611-story.html
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2015, 01:41 »
Boh arrived with a small amount of food. Big chick in front immediately grabbed the food and retreated to the corner. Boh found a scrap of food and fed that to the chick on the left. The littlest chick was left scrounging for leftovers.

 

Having demolished the food, big chick takes the pitiful little bit of leftovers from the smallest chick, who gets nothing.

 

Good peregrine parents will normally take back the food when one chick grabs it, and beak feed the chicks so that each has a share.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2015, 09:36 »
If there is a lump, other than the crop of course, it might be difficult to see now that the chicks have their second coat of downy feathers - might have been more obvious when they were much smaller and had fewer feathers.

But I must say they look pretty normal to me too but they aren't really close to the camera so that is just my impression.  Will be interesting to see what they say after banding ...

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #65 on: June 08, 2015, 18:31 »
There appears to be some concern about one of the chicks having a lump of some sort on its neck. At banding, CC will learn if there is reason to be concerned.

Did this person provide any photos, or any more information? Can't tell what they might have been seeing, but sometimes people who are not really familiar with peregrines think the crop is a "lump" . . .

Checked the site a little while ago; this is the best I have seen the chicks look so far. Usually when I check the site, the chicks are alone, and look scrawny, neglected and malnourished. I hardly ever see either faux Barb or Boh. I hope things are starting to turn around.


I read that also and I couldn't see anything unusual about the chicks. They look like normal chicks for their age.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #64 on: June 08, 2015, 16:47 »
There appears to be some concern about one of the chicks having a lump of some sort on its neck. At banding, CC will learn if there is reason to be concerned.

Did this person provide any photos, or any more information? Can't tell what they might have been seeing, but sometimes people who are not really familiar with peregrines think the crop is a "lump" . . .

Checked the site a little while ago; this is the best I have seen the chicks look so far. Usually when I check the site, the chicks are alone, and look scrawny, neglected and malnourished. I hardly ever see either faux Barb or Boh. I hope things are starting to turn around.

 



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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #63 on: June 06, 2015, 08:14 »
There appears to be some concern about one of the chicks having a lump of some sort on its neck. At banding, CC will learn if there is reason to be concerned. Their FB post......

"Falcon chicks: 1 - the one that moves the most, probably the 1st one hatched... awfully close to the edge... yikes. 2 - another has a big bump on it's neck & keeps pecking at it like it's preening. Chesapeake Conservancy - is this something that might just go away or is this a big problem?

Chesapeake Conservancy: Hi Connie, we have not seen the bump you mentioned but the falcon chicks will be banded soon and the biologist will check each chick for health during his visit. We are not sure if this should be something of concern".


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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #62 on: May 20, 2015, 19:19 »
I watched a feed this evening and she has seemed to get it now. She fed them until they were in a food coma.  :)

 


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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #61 on: May 20, 2015, 18:07 »
Mum just came back and got most of them settled and some of them under her.
She is sending daggers out to Brooklyn to bring food.
Poor guy.
She definitely has "the look"

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #60 on: May 20, 2015, 18:02 »
Bahaha, these kids will not shut up.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #59 on: May 20, 2015, 16:44 »
Another video of these falcons. This one is from CBS Baltimore. You will see how inexperienced Barb was with the first hatchling.

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/05/20/peregrine-falcon-eggs-hatch-atop-transamerica-building/

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #58 on: May 20, 2015, 07:29 »
 ;D Just received this post (Facebook) from Chesapeake Conservancy. They have confirmed the 3rd egg did indeed hatch. This will be a fun site to watch as it is in full view of the cam and the background is not bad either.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #57 on: May 20, 2015, 06:09 »
I just had a look at this site and saw the end of a feeding. There were two little "bobbleheads". I didn't see the 3rd egg, but it could have been hidden. Will check later.


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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2015, 06:10 »
According to some posters, there are now 2 chicks. It is very foggy in Baltimore and according to some, they had a severe storm last night. Not something you want to hear about when this first time mom had difficulties yesterday "learning" what that little flailing thing was. At times she was seen dragging it around the nest before maternal instincts kicked in.  :o
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #53 on: May 18, 2015, 13:17 »
I believe Barb is a first time Mom. She has yet to corral the chick with the eggs. She is shuggling over the eggs, not so much the chick. ??? I believe she could take a lesson from Princess. From Winnipeg to Baltimore, it could take 8 hours for Princess to fly in as a nanny, give instructions and 8 hours back to Winnipeg.   ???
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2015, 12:27 »
If anyone cares to see the little one, this is a video from Facebook.  8)

https://www.facebook.com/grosse.gerhard/videos/o.135755826444138/690638647730102/?type=2&theater

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #51 on: May 18, 2015, 12:04 »
 ;D At least some good news to share. Barb and Boh's first chick has hatched. Watched on the web cam and wanted to share this post from Facebook.


https://www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeConservancy?ref=ts
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2015, 12:49 »
She is having problems covering the eggs and now I think all three eggs have pips. In communication with the Chesapeake Conservancy, I was told hatching could begin May 16th, yesterday. I love this site and look forward to a successful season.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2015, 11:46 »
 ??? Barb is antsy today and appears to "talk" to her eggs. She left the nest briefly and I think I saw a pip. Could today when there will be a chick? Their heavy rains have passed. Horrific downpour during yesterday's Preakness.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2015, 16:25 »
I received the following message from Lacey at CC with the following update.

"Yes, I just responded to your email inquiry through info@chesapeakeconservancy.org. There are not osprey hatchlings yet; we expect them anytime from May 18-June 2. We expect falcon eggs to hatch anytime from May 11-May 22. You can find updates on our Facebook page and on the osprey camera blog, which is managed by the Crazy Osprey Family (self-named!). Below are the links to each:

https://www.facebook.com/ChesapeakeConservancy

https://ospreycamerablog.wordpress.com/

Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns."

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2015, 14:43 »
It has been cloudy the last couple of days. Mom has been sitting tightly on the eggs. I feel certain these eggs will be breaking out soon.  ???

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2015, 21:18 »
Incubation continues, and a glimpse of the eggs:

 

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2015, 10:36 »
The following was taken from the text of the Baltimore Sun article.

"There's already been drama since the camera turned on. One day not long after it went live, a female falcon arrived in the nest appearing ruffled, with a band on her leg indicating she was a newcomer — a 2-year-old that flew in from Philadelphia, Koppie said.

"There was a fight somewhere," he said.

The other female hasn't turned up yet, dead or alive. Koppie banded her soon after her birth at the Key Bridge in 2009. Chesapeake Conservancy officials decided not to publicize the switch, keeping with the Barb name, given in honor of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski".


She was a Congresswoman from 1977-1986 and has been a Senator since 1987-present.
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #44 on: April 23, 2015, 05:28 »
Thank you for your post, Alison. I am in complete agreement with you. This falcon does deserve her own name. How many Barb's has there been? I am posting an article that appeared in the Baltimore Sun from their FB post. It has a video and slideshow.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/green/blog/bs-hs-light-street-falcons-20150417-story.html?fb_action_ids=10206465360937529&fb_action_types=og.shares

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #43 on: April 22, 2015, 22:37 »
It's good to know who the new female is, but I do wish they would not refer to her as Barb. She is not Barb. I wonder if their biologist checked to see if the actual, injured Barb was still in the area during their visit?

The new female is from St. John's Church in Manayunk, Philadelphia County. She and her three siblings were banded on May 14, 2013. At 700 grams, she was the largest of the four at banding. Her parents also nested at the church in 2012, and probably also in 2011.

Manayunk is about 107 miles from Baltimore.

 

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2015, 17:01 »
 :) The Chesapeake Conservancy has identified their new resident female. A Facebook posts reads as follows.........

Chesapeake Conservancy

"Good evening falcon camera followers! We were able to gather a brief biography of the new Barb, thanks to a site visit by a regional USFWS Raptor Biologist. Barb is a 2 year old from Philadelphia, PA, and has 3 siblings who were born alongside her in a church steeple. She is previously unnamed and her tags are black over green (both horizontal), reading "09" and "AR" respectively. Wishing Barb a belated welcome to Baltimore!"

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2015, 12:15 »
With mom hovering over the eggs before hopping on the ledge and taking flight, I can now confirm there are still only three eggs. Dad was waiting and is now sitting on the eggs. Can't be sure if she if finished laying eggs.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2015, 09:43 »
I received the following email response from The Chesapeake Conservancy regarding my inquiry about the web cam.

Hi gemcitygemini,

"Thank you for your email. The black window-covering that we use to reduce glare on the camera fell off the wall and knocked the camera down on Saturday. We were able to have someone correct it early this morning. We apologize for the disruption but it should be back to normal now!

Thank you for watching our peregrine falcon camera!"

Best,
Lacey

Lacey Hankin
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Office: 443-321-3610
Cell: 410-627-9518


I checked and it is indeed up and running.  ;D
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2015, 08:00 »
??? There appears to something wrong with the webcam at this site. The view is obstructed. I have sent an inquiry to them.

Just went to Facebook. They posted the following:

What a morning for camera issues! It looks like the peregrine falcon camera has fallen off its mount. Unfortunately we won't be able to get into the building until tomorrow to fix it. The issues with the osprey camera are due to the Internet connection and are likely being caused by the wind, which we have little control over. Thanks for letting us know and we will get things back on track as soon as possible!

Wind...... something we can relate to.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2015, 07:52 »
 ??? There appears to something wrong with the webcam at this site. The view is obstructed. I have sent an inquiry to them.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2015, 01:16 »
Beauregard was banded in 1998:

Beauregard adds band, backup group

Baltimore's oldest peregrine falcon has a new brood of chicks in his nest high atop the downtown skyline, and some new jewelry on his leg -- thanks to a lucky grab.Beauregard -- in residence on the former USF&G Building since 1983 -- and his mate of two springs, Artemis, hatched one male and three female chicks, or eyases, at the beginning of May.Their official caretaker, John Barber, said each of the eyases was given an identification band on May 20. And remarkably, after so many years of ruling over the 33rd-floor ledge without being caught, so was Beau.


There are several short pieces like this at the link below, mainly from 1992. Clicking on the title of each takes you to the complete article.

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/keyword/beauregard

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2015, 01:03 »
I am sharing a link about the male, Beauregard. It has no date, however I find it interesting.

http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/images/BaltSun_Falcon.pdf

Thanks for the link, gemcitygemini! The date of the article was April 18, 1997.

Here is the rest of the article.

In all, scientists now count 170 breeding pairs from Maine to Georgia, and west to the Mississippi. "We're doing quite nicely," Koppie said.

Because the recovery has surpassed its goals in all eastern regions, except the southern Appalachians, the government may remove peregrines from the endangered species list. But in some places they continue to suffer some eggshell thinning blamed on pesticide residues, he said.

In Baltimore, in addition to poisons, roofing tar and traffic, the falcons must now cope with corporate boardroom decisions. USF&G has moved its operations from the downtown tower to Mount Washington. Legg Mason has leased the space and is gutting and renovating everything from the 20th to the 35th floor.

On the 33rd, only a small corner room was left to shield the nest from all the commotion.

Crews hired by USF&G have been gliding up and down the tower's granite facing on hanging platforms, recaulking the stone facing and dodging angry falcons.

"They'll fly by when we get near them, " said John Young, a supervisor for C.A. Lindman Inc.

In February, the birds buzzed within three feet of Young's men as they dangled more than 30 stories up. As required by their contract, the crews finished work near the bird's ledge before the eggs arrived, and the aerial assaults have subsided.

"They'll get more aggressive after the babies are born," Young said. "We'll come back and do some small granite repairs," but not until the young have flown off.

Peregrines are tenacious with a good nest site, Barber said. Historically, some cliff sites were occupied for 8 to 10 generations, with one bird or the other being replaced as needed.

Maryland's restored peregrines have preferred man-made aeries, such as nesting towers on the Eastern Shore, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A pair on the Francis Scott Key Bridge produces eggs each year, but has never successfully fledged young. New birds have been spotted at Hart-Miller Island and the Route 301 Potomac River bridge to Virginia. None has adopted the species' traditional cliff-side aeries in western Maryland, which now suffer intrusions by rock climbers.

Baltimore's birds have provided Marylanders with a high-altitude soap opera for 19 years. It premiered in 1978 when a female named Scarlett was released by the Peregrine Fund and settled on the USF&G ledge.

Biologists released would-be mates for her, but the matches ended badly. Misha and Blue Meanie proved incompatible. Rhett was poisoned. Percy flew away. Ashley was shot, mended, then killed in traffic.

The fund brought Scarlett captive-bred babies, or eyases, which she raised for four years.

Beauregard, probably a wild tundra peregrine migrating through Baltimore, was drawn to the ledge by Scarlett's cries in July 1983, and began a 12-year record of reproductive successes.

When Scarlett died from an infection in 1984, Beauregard's calls attracted another female, Blythe, in four days. She had been born and banded in New Jersey.

In 1992, Blythe was found dead from unknown causes. But Beauregard's cries lured yet another female, Felicity.

Felicity produced four successful broods with Beauregard, but she vanished last spring, leaving five unhatched eggs in the ledge's gravel scrape.

Beauregard's cries soon drew Tara, a year-old bird born and banded on the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. But she refused to care for Felicity's eggs. Four young died. One egg was infertile. "That was the first failure for the site in 17 nesting seasons," Barber said.


http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1997-04-18/news/1997108087_1_young-peregrines-beauregard-mates/2

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2015, 08:17 »
As I waited for a peek to see how many eggs, I gave up, went on Facebook and lo and behold! A video and a 3rd egg!  :)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2015, 14:10 »
 ;D I just watched Lady? lay her second egg. Exciting! This is the 1st time I have actually watched an egg while it is being laid. Videos are great, but to see it happen....what can I say. Many of you have seen this before. I can now say I know what you went through. I hope Mom now spends more time on the eggs. If I see a post on Facebook, I will share.  ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #33 on: April 13, 2015, 15:36 »
Mama is sitting on one ??maybe?? two eggs. Thought I saw a second one when she hovered.
No, still only one egg.

I am sharing a link about the male, Beauregard. It has no date, however I find it interesting.


http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/images/BaltSun_Falcon.pdf

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #32 on: April 13, 2015, 15:28 »
Mama is sitting on one ??maybe?? two eggs. Thought I saw a second one when she hovered.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2015, 04:55 »
It's a big day in both our nests! Barb laid an egg in the Falcon nest at around 8:15 this morning and Audrey, the Osprey, laid her first egg this evening at around 6:15. It must have been the great weekend weather we've been having!

 Confirmed on Facebook by the Chesapeake Conservancy.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2015, 16:02 »
They don't start incubation until that lay the third egg.  Unless it's cold down there the egg will be fine.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #29 on: April 12, 2015, 15:19 »
I have been observing this nest on and off today and I am becoming concerned about her disinterest in her egg. At times she looks as though she may sit on it, but only to walk away and hop onto the ledge. ??? This site is beautiful and I am/was looking forward to watching it from the beginning to the end. The returning female was injured and this female replaced her. If she laid this egg and hasn't started to incubate, is there a chance she will do so and lay more eggs?  ???

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2015, 11:43 »
Hmmm! Thank you RCF, Thank you as well, TPC for this information. Although I have ever heard this before, it would make perfect sense. Her reflection could cause her to react as though there is an intruder. Interesting.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2015, 11:28 »
One thing I have noticed is she keeps looking towards the window and probably sees her reflection. My guess is she doesn't seem to care for the falcon in the window.   ::) ;D 

That's a likely guess RCF, some birds really don't like or are really suspicious of reflective surfaces, even small ones.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2015, 10:49 »
One thing I have noticed is she keeps looking towards the window and probably sees her reflection. My guess is she doesn't seem to care for the falcon in the window.   ::) ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2015, 08:20 »
Can someone explain her strange behavior? She seems so disinterested.  ???
  OK, she's back on the egg and the male is squawking in her direction from the ledge.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2015, 08:18 »
Can someone explain her strange behavior? She seems so disinterested.  ???

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2015, 07:30 »
Very strange behavior. After watching this falcon for awhile, she moved around the nest, pushed the egg a short distance, hopped up on the ledge with her back turned toward the egg and occasionally looked at the egg. Is this normal?

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2015, 07:19 »
 ;D ;D This incredible site finally has its first egg. I think it was just laid. Happy! Happy! Happy!

http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/peregrine-falcon-webcam 

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2015, 17:50 »
Princess got into an almighty fight last year and she was really messed up as well and it never even slowed her down.  Birds are designed to live or die fast and become food for something else.  Peregrines are tough as we all know and if she managed to fly away she may just need time to recoup or she'll become weakened enough someone will be able to catch up with her.  If she can fly she will be smart and tuck herself out of danger and wait it out - if she isn't expending a lot of energy she can go without food for a couple of days.  Since she was the resident female, she should know where there are food caches so she may not have to hunt if she can access the food.  And the male may still want to feed her so even if she is too mobile to catch, she could still be fine - maybe not fast enough to recapture her territory, but enough to survive and return the next year.  Or of course, she was too injured right from the start in which case, a quick quiet death in the wild may not be the worse thing to happen - not all birds handle being taken into care well.  But then, lots do and come back bigger and badder than ever. 

Please do let us know if you hear anything ...

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2015, 17:18 »
http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/images/falcon_factsheet_final.pdf

Alison, there is contact info in this link. You may be able to share your findings/photos on this link.

They have now been notified; apparently they did not even realize that the female on their brand new webcam had been injured, never mind displaced.  >:(

With this being a long weekend, what are the chances that anyone will actually go to look for Barb?



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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2015, 17:12 »
What I saw was this new falcon. I can now see it was not the injured bird in your posted photos. She was in the left front area of the nest. Standing still, facing the camera. At times she appeared to puff up and tail would slowly move up and down. This went on for about five minutes or more, then she hopped onto the ledge, eventually she was gone for a short time. I have never seen an egg being laid so I googled for a video. what I see in this video was similar. IDK  ::)

I did not see what you saw today, gemcitygemini, but it sounds like courtship behavior to me.  I expect that the male was just off camera, and that she and the male were perhaps e-chupping and bowing to each other.

The video you posted is from the Maine nest, 2009. I remember it very well.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2015, 16:23 »
http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/images/falcon_factsheet_final.pdf

Alison, there is contact info in this link. You may be able to share your findings/photos on this link.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2015, 16:00 »
What I saw was this new falcon. I can now see it was not the injured bird in your posted photos. She was in the left front area of the nest. Standing still, facing the camera. At times she appeared to puff up and tail would slowly move up and down. This went on for about five minutes or more, then she hopped onto the ledge, eventually she was gone for a short time. I have never seen an egg being laid so I googled for a video. what I see in this video was similar. IDK  ::)

http://www.socialnightlife.com/index.php?pg=searchvideo&v=RMk5-GMaGgQ

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2015, 14:57 »
There appears to be something today within the nest. At first, I thought an egg might be imminent, judging by the movements. Not this time. Back in the nest. Hope we will see some eggs soon. This site is impressive with the Chesapeake Bay in the background. Your help is needed is needed, Alison.  :)

Please see what I just posted, gemcitygemini.

What was it that you saw at the nest today?
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2015, 14:56 »
Thanks for posting these photos Alison. It does look as though she was on the losing end of a battle.  :P  If she looks this bad and has returned to the nest, I wonder what has happened to her opponent. Are you able to locate a blog anywhere on this link?

I have not seen a blog on this site, gemcitygemini. What I posted were simply my own observations and a few of the photos of Barb after she was injured.

But today, there is not good news. When I was watching the site, I noticed immediately that there was a new female in the nest. Barb has been replaced.  :(  :(

I would think that this female is probably the one with whom Barb battled almost a week ago. I think the same intruder probably returned, and continued the battle. But with her injuries, I am not sure Barb would have been able to fight. I hope she is not injured somewhere and needing help. I don't see any contact information on the site to report this.

The new female is banded red/silver on the right leg, and black/green on the right.

 

Here she is with the male:


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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2015, 14:52 »
There appears to be something today within the nest. At first, I thought an egg might be imminent, judging by the movements. Not this time. Back in the nest. Hope we will see some eggs soon. This site is impressive with the Chesapeake Bay in the background. Your help is needed is needed, Alison.  :)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 14:54 by gemcitygemini »

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2015, 04:14 »
Thanks for posting these photos Alison. It does look as though she was on the losing end of a battle.  :P  If she looks this bad and has returned to the nest, I wonder what has happened to her opponent. Are you able to locate a blog anywhere on this link?

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 22:06 »
March 30

You can see the difference between Boh and Barb. He looks bright and alert, while she does not look good.

   
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2015, 22:04 »
What are they waiting for?  ::)

I think there is a reason for this. I believe that Barb was injured several days ago in a territorial battle. She returned to the nest in a dishevelled state and with blood on her front. The blood was not superficial; it was deep in her feathers. Her right eye looks swollen. Since then, she has been spending long periods of time immobile, and when she does move, she moves very slowly as if she is in pain. I hope she is going to be all right, but she does not look good to me.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 16:26 »
Still nothing. However, both at nestsite and it looks like a serious scrape in upper left corner.  ???

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2015, 05:37 »
What are they waiting for?  ::)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 04:52 »
This area was one of the ones hit hard during the winter. Last week, I did see one starting a scrape so I think soon we will see some eggs.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2015, 15:11 »
Nice cam!  thanks GCG :)

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2015, 10:12 »
I finally had time to check this out. It is a really good, clear view of the nest box, as well as the surroundings for perching. Thanks for sharing this webcam. No eggs but someone was at the nest box.

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2015, 13:36 »
It was raining in Baltimore yesterday, and at least one of the peregrines did not look too pleased:

 
One very wet peregrine                                                         Later in the day, the rain stopped and both were at the nest
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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2015, 13:09 »
No egg yet, but there was some serious scraping going on. Soon, I think. ;D

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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2015, 00:00 »
Found both peregrines at the nest:

 

The view after dark, with a peregrine watching over the city:



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Re: MD / Baltimore - 2015-21
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 17:48 »
Just went to the site and low and behold, there was a beautiful PF sitting there looking around.  Wonderful to see.

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MD / Baltimore - 2015-22
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 09:30 »
2015 NESTING SEASON

WOW! This is a great webcam, gemcity! There's a PF on the nest ledge right now! :D