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Offline Alison

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2010, 19:18 »
The cam has been down, but there is a video of a feeding from May 24. It is quite a long feeding, and later in the video one of the chicks goes around behind Mom, finds a piece of food and waddles off to try to self-feed. He/she did a pretty good job. The chicks are looking good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEYYJMwayFI

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2010, 14:44 »
Suddenly there is a small flurry of news stories about the Poughkeepsie site having two "newly hatched" chicks. Well, they are not newly hatched, and there were originally three chicks.

Mom with chicks:



A video of a feeding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vyl5nQxYio

And a newstory:  http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20100519/NEWS01/5190327

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2010, 18:58 »
The two chicks are growing:

 

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2010, 16:26 »
I checked this morning and noticed there were only two but I wasn't sure if I was checking the right nestbox.  :'(

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2010, 16:01 »
Very sadly, it seems we have lost one precious little chick. I thought this was the case yesterday, but didn't want to say so at that point just in case.  :'(

Today there are only two chicks in the nest box. Both of them look good.

 

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2010, 19:52 »
Any more news of the littlest chick? ???

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2010, 18:07 »
There are three chicks here now, but I'm worried about the littlest chick, who does not appear to be moving.  :'(

 


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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2010, 14:07 »
I think there are still two chicks:



Unless there could possibly be a third chick in between the other two:

 

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2010, 15:40 »
Can't tell how many chicks there are now. Last year there were four eggs, but only one hatched; this year they have at least two chicks.



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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2010, 23:12 »

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2010, 17:15 »
 

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2010, 16:58 »
There is at least one hatch here, possibly two. Pics to come later - have to leave in a few minutes.

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Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2010 / ? & ?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2010, 23:06 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

I thought at first glance that the falcons had one egg, but they actually have two:

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http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/53052.html

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2009, 19:18 »
You're right, TPC! This must be his favourite part of the nest. He was back again today, in the same spot, for one pic only:



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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009, 22:20 »
Anyone else notice that the August 13 photo and the October 5 photos are almost exactly the same!!!  Check them out - the August photo is right before the October one ... talk about creatures of habit!!
LOL TPC!  Creatures of habit and creatures of perfection...

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2009, 19:36 »
Lol...you are right, almost standing dead on in the exact same spot with the same stance  :o

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2009, 19:30 »
Anyone else notice that the August 13 photo and the October 5 photos are almost exactly the same!!!  Check them out - the August photo is right before the October one ... talk about creatures of habit!!

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2009, 17:44 »
He does look tiny in that big nestbox  ;)

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2009, 17:39 »
Haven't seen a falcon at this nest for a while. I think this must be the male - he looks so small in the nest.

 

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2009, 21:22 »
A visit for one pic only this evening:



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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 19:42 »
any relation to Trey?   ::) 

I think he must be! The nest is still so clean and tidy. I think this is the male at the nest this evening - haven't seen a falcon at this nest for a few days.


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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2009, 21:42 »
One adult at the nest. This is such a clean nest box.

any relation to Trey?   ::)

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2009, 21:14 »
One adult at the nest. This is such a clean nest box.



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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 22:20 »
One of the parents visited again today. I don't know who the falcons are at this nest.


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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 22:55 »
awwwww....are they beaking? :-*

Yes, that's what they're doing . . . strengthening their pair bond. One of the adults was back this evening, doing an incubation imitation.

 

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 21:39 »
awwwww....are they beaking? :-*

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2009, 19:21 »
I never did hear whether the chick fledged successfully. One of the parents visits from time to time, and today I caught both in the nest box.


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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 21:07 »
Thank you for the response and information, TPC! Yes, that does help!

The chick is gone again, but I think that this time he may have fledged (I think this may be a male since he seems fairly small). One of the parents visited the nest today, but no sign of the chick.

 
The last pic I have of the chick, two days ago                    One of the parents today

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Re: Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009 / ? & ?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 00:33 »
Don't know the site well enough to be able to tell if the chick could have wandered outside the box - if it did, the parent(s) would have hung out with it until it returned the box (with or without parental coercion) or was returned with human help.  Or the chick could have been removed by said same humans to make sure it hadn't suffered any ill effects if they were concerned about it being left "alone".  I use quotation marks around "alone" because again, without knowing the layout of the site better, I can't say that chick was actually alone.  Depending on the weather, there may not have been any need for the adults to keep it warm and they may have just been sitting a cm out of camera range which wouldn't qualify as "alone", just not "sitting on top of".  The Maine adults and Sumo are not the norm, our birds don't tend to sit on or beside the chicks by banding age when they are in the nestbox, the chicks are mostly with each other not Mom/Dad.

Does that help?

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NY / Poughkeepsie - Mid-Hudson Bridge - 2009-10
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009, 21:15 »
2009 NESTING SEASON

Another nest with a lone chick is one on the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, New York. In contrast with the Maine nest, this chick has been left alone much of the time.

Last Wednesday the chick was not in the nest for some hours. Eventually a parent returned to the nest, and started incubating a discarded egg (there were four eggs, but only one hatched). This seemed like strange behaviour, since the eggs which did not hatch had been pushed aside some time before. I was concerned about the chick, but eventually the little one returned to the nest box. The chick hatched on April 30.

TPC, does this behaviour seem unusual to you?

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/53052.html

 
May 8                                                                           May 19

 
May 20, when the chick was gone


The chick's return