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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.