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The Peregrine Falcon is back


hobbo Plus
5 962 2 England
16 Mar 2014 10:11AM
For those keen bird watchers amongst us....a heads up....the Periegrine Falcon has returned to its City Centre Nesting site...see here...Live Video link...


http://www.ntu.ac.uk/ecoweb/biodiversity/falcons/index.html?campaignid=falcons#

Hobbo

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tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2014 7:56PM
Thanks for the heads-upSmile
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
17 Mar 2014 7:19AM
Just one brown egg so far (which puzzles me as I've just read "The eggs are white to buff with red or brown markings") - I didn't realise they 'laid-and-left'............I thought they 'laid-and-incubated'!

Does that mean there's a problem with this nest?
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 8:25AM
I was just about to say the same thing Karen. That egg wasn't there yesterday. Doesn't look right to me.
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
17 Mar 2014 9:16AM
Well, the falcon is back and after staring at it for several minutes is now sat on it.....................I do hope it's not a chicken egg, put there as a 'joke'!
LouiseTopp 6 598 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 9:41AM
There for thire holidays.
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 9:57AM
Apparently they lay one egg every 48 hours. Between 2 and 6 in total. Maybe everything is okay here. Fascinating to watch and quite different to the Short Toed Eagles I'm used to.

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tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 8:32PM
The egg was laid just after midnight - early Sunday morningSmile

I reckon she's getting ready to pop another one outWink
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2014 9:20PM
She is now having a well earned kip
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
18 Mar 2014 7:26AM
I was a bit confused about the egg being incubated then left alone for a while - looking at the Falcon Blog Section , I see they do this until the full batch is laid!
LouiseTopp 6 598 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 9:24AM
Smashing, is she 'egg' specting it soon? Tongue
gaelldew 9 336 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 11:51AM
Two eggs now,she was lying down five minutes ago now sitting up proud as punch, " Look what I've done."
JoiceD 2 2
18 Mar 2014 3:43PM
lol @ the warning! People really get traumatised by this?!?
hobbo Plus
5 962 2 England
18 Mar 2014 6:36PM
QUOTE lol @ the warning! People really get traumatised by this?!? QUOTE ENDS

It all depends on the person....last year, I saw a live bird being torn to peices on the ledge by one of the falcons....not a pleasant thing to see:

Hobbo
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2014 2:55PM
She's just laid a 3rd egg. Who's betting on a 4th Smile

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