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Title: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 01, 2019, 03:13:08 AM
Boh and Barb
they never change the names with new falcons

March 1, 2019
Usually see a falcon when I click in here
Looks like we can start looking for mating and egg in a couple weeks!

History
Barb  is from Philadelphia, PA  2013 hatch 
Barb band (horizontal)  b/g 09/AR  *  Bo not banded 
2015  Laid 3 eggs  April,  fledged 3 - Barb's first breeding year
2016  Egg 1  March 16
2017  Egg 1  March 12
2018  Egg 1  March 19
http://explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy
http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=514
https://youtu.be/MGG1Wl7o6X8

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 02, 2019, 07:30:04 AM
March 2, 2019
foggy
Poor Bo peeped and peeped but couldnt lure Barb into the nest
Same birds as last year!   :D

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 06, 2019, 01:00:57 PM
March 6, 2019
Barb
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 08, 2019, 02:10:48 PM
March 8
Its SNOWING and 38 degrees F
Yeah! Really!
Our falcon is on the curb right under cam facing bldg
I dunno what is laying up on the 'bridge / ledge'\

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 11, 2019, 09:52:49 AM
March 11, 2019
They peep to each other but she wont go in nest with him
yet




Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2019, 11:12:07 AM
Awww, thanks for the updates, shep
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 11, 2019, 11:17:22 AM
Lisa, I love this pair!   :-*
Bo is so sweet to her
She came CLOSE to going into the nest with him today

The Racine falcon is there every day.
He seems to see his mate and call to her but she wont go in yet

Last year my little Breezy at Elk River wouldnt go inside the box with the male til she was good n ready.

I think this has significance


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 11, 2019, 12:09:17 PM
They do look like a sweet pair. 

My niece works in downtown Baltimore, and the building where this cam is located is near her building. 

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 15, 2019, 06:31:19 AM
March 15, 2019
Well .. a prey gift didnt work either
she flew off   :D
poor Bo
She may lay an egg any day

 ;)  Lisa, Im jealous!  Have her keep an eye in the sky!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 17, 2019, 02:28:20 PM
March 17
She is hanging around - was in the nest -
a couple times I thot she was about to lay her egg
Should be any hour now
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 19, 2019, 06:20:39 AM
March 19, 2019  dawn
I finally saw both Barb and Bo in nest together
doing the peep n bow
Barb was in the nest lookin for a spot to lay her egg and Bo came flying in eagerly!

Before this, Barb was preening out on the steps - and I think thats a brood patch


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: AlisonL on March 19, 2019, 08:49:20 AM
Do you know where Boh got his name, shep?

At one time, there was a beer manufactured in the area called National Bohemian. It became known as "Natty Boh", and although the beer no longer exists, that is where Boh's name came from.
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 20, 2019, 06:03:08 AM
EGG
March 20, 2019  dawn

excited?
who, me?

 8)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 22, 2019, 04:20:03 AM
March 22 Friday
Cam quit last nite and I cant get it this morning
AND I EXPECT ANOTHER EGG TODAY!   >:(

Downtown Baltimore's peregrine falcon pair lays first egg of season on the first day of spring.
The nest is on the 33rd floor of the Transamerica building.
Boh and Barb named by the Chesapeake Conservancy
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/environment/bs-md-falcon-egg-20190320-story.html

Cam op posted a sign
Cam will return late after noon today

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 22, 2019, 01:09:17 PM
And we are LIVE agin
new link
still ONE egg
https://youtu.be/pDzgu0ihW8g

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2019, 01:30:29 PM
shep, I think there may be 2 eggs now, not positive but it looks like it.
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 22, 2019, 01:49:25 PM
2 EGGS
March 22
Egg 1  March 20
Egg 2  March 22

I got it up - little corner on the side of my monitor
Ima watchin her

Yer right Lisa - 2 eggs!

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2019, 02:22:48 PM
Here ya go, shep  :)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7858/47390743832_ee1e9146cf_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 22, 2019, 02:24:58 PM
GOOD JOB!
I musta blinked - missed that!

Late afternoon hail
 As soon as Barb started experiencing the hail, she hopped back into the nest and covered her eggs.

 8)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 22, 2019, 02:26:38 PM
GOOD JOB!
I musta blinked - missed that!

 8)

 :D
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 25, 2019, 06:03:31 AM
3 EGGS
March 25, 2019

March 24
Poor Barb is panting very hard
When she walks she appears stiff
noon - She is over her eggs
Faithful Boh is keeping watch on the other side of the bridge
7 pm   still 2 eggs

Egg 1  March 20
Egg 2  March 22
Egg 3  March 25 dawn

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 27, 2019, 12:49:54 PM
4 EGGS
March 27, 2019
I kept checking all morning, still 3

Egg 1  March 20
Egg 2  March 22
Egg 3  March 25 dawn
Egg 4  March 27 noon






Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2019, 12:58:37 PM
WOW!  How long before they hatch?
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 27, 2019, 01:27:53 PM
WOW!  How long before they hatch?

ABOUT 33 DAYS
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 27, 2019, 01:28:22 PM
WOW!  How long before they hatch?

ABOUT 33 DAYS


Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 21, 2019, 04:43:09 PM
April 21, 2019
only 3 eggs - what happened to egg 4?
Chesapeake Conservancy
Hi everyone, we were closed for Good Friday and had an event on Thursday, sorry to have missed the chatter here. We?re confident a human did not move the egg.

April 19 at 7:23pm  3 eggs
19 April hail must have broken one egg and Barb removed it from nest

March 22 there was a hail storm.  I was watching live and Barb was off when it began


I did not watch this nest after egg 4 was laid.
BCAW posted there are only 3 eggs so I looked on explore
https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 22, 2019, 07:30:42 AM
April 22, 2019 
I guess we are on pip watch later this week
7.20 am  Eggs have been alone for at least 15 minutes
Barb is a good mom. Her first year everyone called her crazy girl.
Now I remember that with affection and humor, she is odd.
8.30  She is back on eggs -  she was off over an hour
Boh was on guard on the outside of that bridge
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 23, 2019, 04:59:12 AM
April 23, 2019  Temp 56
3.30 am  I saw a falcon come into nest thru the door and head to eggs.
Its DARK and no IR so I was amazed to see activity!

5.30 am  I see the outline of Barb in doorway - still too dark to see anything else
She is cherishing her freedom before 3 hungry kids will want 24/7 attention!

5.45 am  FFD = First Fingers of Dawn tint skyline, and falcon heads to eggs
6 am  I can now see Barb on her eggs with Bo on guard on the other side of the bridge.

6.15  Lots of turning and scrunching as she helps her babies hatch

7.15 am  No one on eggs
7.35  Barb is back - I am not catching exact times - too busy
8 am  Bo has egg duty

9.10 am  one is about to hatch
#2 may be close behind
I think I saw 2 of em tryin to git out
or - perhaps its just the shading of light -?

12.45 pm  Barb is shielding the eggs from hot sun, panting
I keep trying to look UNDER her - lol
1.50 pm  shade covers Barb and eggs - whew
1 pm  eggs are safe in shade so Barb leaves - she needs water or a juicy pigeon
I still say they're hatching
falcon back on eggs peeping  - looking up

7.20 pm  I got a pic of eggs

Its warm, eggs will be fine.
I have seen falcons remove a non viable egg from the nest - or push it off to the side.  This year I am seeing falcons delay laying compared to that birds previous year.  One falcon has lost 2 mates and is now trooping on feeding 4 chicks.  Instictively they know how to delay hatch by not incubating.

I am always so surprised to see birds ACTIVE all night long!
I watch a lot of nest cams, and its eye opening for me
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 24, 2019, 07:23:58 AM
WHERE IS BO? 
April 24, 2019  Temp 68 - 75
6.15 am  Barb is on her eggs
7.15  WHERE IS BO?  Barb keeps looking for him and calling.
That end spot looking like a hatching chick yesterday - but it hasnt changed, so ...

12.45 pm  Another falcon is harassing her as she stands over eggs in hot sun
She kaks at it. I seriously doubt its Boh.

3 pm  She leaves eggs and goes on top of bridges to look around

03:05pm, Barb sees something to the left and leaves in a hurry.
CAM ZOOMED ON EGGS

Boh has always been faithful to Barb and his eggs.
Is Boh still around? Is it possible ANOTHER MALE is around?
Barb took over this spot after fighting the first female
THAT would explain Barb being the only one incubating

in Kentucky, the female lost her mate and is feeding 4 beeks alone -
and doing FANTASTIC
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 25, 2019, 10:00:15 AM
April 25, 2019  Temp 62 rain
6 am  There's Barb on eggs
7.20 am  Barb gets up, stretchs, goes up on the bridge and peers over,
 - takes a quick fly and is right back on eggs
7.30  off again, but right back - poor girl
9 am  She takes another 5 minute flybreak,
 -  returns mumbling - Boh where in the GHO are you?!
8.08  another break - top of bridge - bobs head - looks down, up, side to side
8.11  she dives
8.12  back


She best hunt, eat NOW - cant once chicks hatch!
There is still another falcon flying around there.
Could be another male seeking a mate or last years fledge

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 25, 2019, 11:59:30 AM
(https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2574.0;attach=495577;image)


NUBO
I think this is a male who wants Barb,
but - then he shud bring her dinner!
He has been buzzing her for a couple days now

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7b0240a915e218afc7e33407e637b2f0b87a5c67acd18f352d1a062f782bda9.png

Of course it could be last years fledge
I am certain its NOT Boh

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 25, 2019, 03:20:28 PM
Nubo
April 25, 2019 Temp 62 - 73
Boh went missing and a new male has been displaying for Barb
I will call him Nubo (new Boh)

6 am There's Barb on eggs
7.20 am Barb gets up, stretchs, goes up on the bridge and peers over,
- takes a quick fly and is right back on eggs
7.30 off again, but right back - poor girl
9 am She takes another 5 minute flybreak,
- returns mumbling - Boh where in the GHO are you?!
8.08 another break - top of bridge - bobs head - looks down, up, side to side
8.11 she dives
11.45 am She takes 5 minutes breaks

2 pm She goes up on the bridge then jumps off. Gone 5 minutes
She always returns peeping - I think she's talking to the spare falcon flying around

4.30 pm  Nubo is coming closer & closer to the nest
 -  and Barb is not scolding

5.20 pm  Barb is talking to Nubo - I cant see him but she can

She took another break, maybe to play with Nubo
After these courtship displays, Nubo should bring prey to her
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/76 ... fed8a9.png

She best hunt, eat NOW - cant once chicks hatch!
There is still another falcon flying around there.
Could be another male seeking a mate or last years fledge

Explore has notes and people are getting pictures
Nubo is a regular flyby
https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/pe ... onservancy

bcaw Terka took a pic of Boh April 22 so he was there then

I am encouraged! Barb knows what she has to do
Sorry if my notes are scattered

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 26, 2019, 07:16:54 AM
April 26, 2019  Temp 60-75 rains, Thunderstorms, 15-25mph Winds
Boh hasn't been seen since the 23rd
6 am  Barb protecting her eggs from light rain
6.20   She is peeping, she hears Nubo reply - she's away only a minute or so
6.35  Another break - she may have heard him call, no way to know
 -  falcons will drop prey to each other in the air - we have no way to know if Nubo's doing this
6.38  she returns
6.48 - OK I am NOT going to type each break - she's on eggs 5, break, eggs, break
 :) **  She hocked up a hork so she HAS eaten something! 

7 am  Barb is vocalizing, not kakking but looks stronger than friendly peeping.
  -  Nubo is flying back & forth, whoosh whoosh, probly begging her come & play
  -  Perhaps she is saying  I have a FAMILY you nincompoop!  Bring me FOOD!
   She sure is vocalizing up a storm
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 26, 2019, 09:19:44 AM
 :D  The BONDING!
8.20 am  Barb gives him hell, up quick, exits, dives to our right
 She returns shortly - it *appeared she deposited something, assume prey, on step

9.45 am  Nubo lands on bridge, comes down to curb, Barb does NOT threaten
The 2 dance around in the falcon PEEP n BOW bonding routine

He acted like he wanted her to move eggs under shade of bridge
He visited the discarded egg, stood over it, then RAN back to Barb who chased him off

He stays a VERY LONG TIME!  I was astonished!
9.15  He is gone.  I took many pics - will edit  & post

He was so BOLD

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 26, 2019, 09:35:46 AM
Nubo stayed about half hour
Too busy snipping pics to keep exact track
He was VERY BOLD
Came right into her nest - boldly!
What a beautiful falcon!

He seemed to want to get closer to the eggs,
but Mama Barb wasnt having THAT

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2019, 09:36:55 AM
Thank you for the updates, shep!

Are the eggs due to hatch anytime?
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 26, 2019, 09:39:13 AM
YES - NOW
What an AWFUL time for a mate - change!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 26, 2019, 09:41:06 AM
11.30 am  Barb has left Nubo ALONE in the nest with her eggs - I assume to go eat
He scrapes under the bridge - surely he wont move the eggs there!
He is examining every inch of the nest - tasting everything
I knew he'd guard the eggs but probly not incubate
He looks at the eggs which he can likely HEAR
11.40  he left and Barb returned right away and SCOLDED him.
 -  This is playing out just like Kentucky

I am surprised she's already left him alone there
But its a good sign

https://youtu.be/GTvFNSt54gE

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 26, 2019, 10:53:21 AM
11.30 am  Barb has left Nubo ALONE in the nest with her eggs - I assume to go eat
He scrapes under the bridge - surely he wont move the eggs there!
He is examining every inch of the nest - tasting everything
I knew he'd guard the eggs but probly not incubate
He looks at the eggs which he can likely HEAR
11.40  he left and Barb returned right away and SCOLDED him.
 -  This is playing out just like Kentucky

I am surprised she's already left him alone there
But its a good sign

Thanks, shep!  I remembered you said 33 days. 
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 26, 2019, 06:35:20 PM
Quote from: bev.
here is video of when new male was first seen. He appears older than one was at Mill creek. sassy and not skittish
will have to see how it plays out as he is in later than one was at mill creek and not all males are accepting of eggs and chicks although, he did not harm them when he was left alone with them. see if he brings a food gift.
every nest , every falcon different
https://youtu.be/2sr9GQWoiBo


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 27, 2019, 05:50:31 AM
 :)   Nubo babysits
April 27, 2019  Temp 50-70  windy
6.15 am  She alerts and looks and calls and Nubo showed up,
 -  giving her proper deference, stays outside nestbox
 8)  He is adorable!  Barb appreciates his companionship - well, maybe
Barb peeps but is NOT getting up, she needs a giant pigeon, hoping Nubo takes the hint
Is he willing to help raise another male's kids?  Stay tuned
April is still mating season.  Barb laid her first 3 eggs in April 2015 - her first year

6.25 Barb flies off leaving Nubo to guard
6.30  he hops into the nestbox - glances at eggs
6.35  Mom returns - he stayed the whole time!  GOOD BOY!
Now we wait for him to gift Barb a pigeon
He is a BEAUTIFUL falcon!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 27, 2019, 06:01:19 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/11hq9aw.jpg)


April 27
7.45 am  LOL!  I see feet under the bridge!  Way cute!
9.17  he is still out there - peeking under - curious?
 -  Barb is intent on eggs, they should be hatching this weekend
Some males at some nests love to help raise young, has Nubo raised young before?

10.11 am  She calls & calls and Nubo comes running across the roof - lol

12.25 pm  Barb vocalizes to Nubo then flies off - I dont see Nubo and no pip
12.33  she's back
4 pm she took a brief break

https://youtu.be/ndsdHPGVQ2g

I wonder if Boh was sick and we didnt realize it. 
All Barb's eggs have hatched in the past.

Chesapeake falcons history
2018  Laid 4 eggs  fledged 4
2017  Laid 4 eggs  fledged 4
2016  Laid 4 eggs  fledged 3
2015  Laid 3 eggs  fledged 3
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 27, 2019, 06:24:51 AM
Great screen caps, shep!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 28, 2019, 06:09:06 AM
April 28, 2019  Temp 53-70 rain Tstorms
5.10 am  Wings on the bridge
6.45  She calls -  no rain here yet, LOTS coming
6.47  There he is flying by - she gets up and joins him - offcam
6.53  Nubo arrives inside nest to watch eggs
7 am  Barb returns  =  I believe she ate

I suspect he brot her prey at the offcam end of the roof
From his degree of interest, he must have raised chicks before

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 28, 2019, 07:40:09 AM
WHOA! OMG OMG OMG!
3 OF EM


NUBO CAME FAST - INTO NEST
BARB TOOK OFF AFTER INTRUDER ON LEDGE

WHAT ON EARTH??
If Barb chased #3 - does that mean #3 is a female?
I TOLD you I cant tell M from F!

got lotta pics - will edit

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 28, 2019, 08:17:20 AM
INTRUDER!

8.30  It was over fast - whatever that was!
I went to DVR and one click at a time watched what happend

Barb was on eggs
1 -  Nubo came up onto bridge from below vocalizing - head down
2 -  he leaps into nest to protect his family! 
3 -  intruder appears on bridge
4 -  Barb huffs n puffs n chased it off

Some of us thot there was an intruder around
He is a great protector!  He was RIGHT THERE!
In my opinion, Nubo is saying

MINE!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 28, 2019, 08:21:05 AM
You can see Barb is REALLY PO'd
I wish we had sound - she was likely kakking!
Nubo stayed with eggs - Barb chased

I am so proud of Nubo you'd think I had somethin to do with it!

bcaw Carolyn got a video!!!
https://youtu.be/GxKb6HAL_Ik

 ;D
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 28, 2019, 08:40:27 AM
HATCH!  FOOD GIFT
April 28
9.38 am  Looks like rain covers most of Baltimore
The kid had to come out n see whats the eggcitment!

11.15 am  Nubo brings Barb food up on bridge

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 28, 2019, 10:20:44 AM
Thanks, shep!  I went and looked at it on rewind.  Also, so the new male bring her in some food just now.  The baby is so cute!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 28, 2019, 03:25:05 PM
4.15 pm  Nubo comes and Barb leaves

You call THAT food?
Barb was only gone a minute
They must have a stash

More good notes here by several people
I primarly check with sky and bev
http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=514


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 29, 2019, 07:47:16 AM
MOTEL 6
MOTEL 6 says - we'll leave the light on for ya!
4 am there is a spotlight on the nest building, maybe escaped criminal. Glad he cant fly!

April 29, 2019  Temp 46-60
 lovely day for 3 babies!
5.51 am  Barb on eggs
6 am  Barb calls and Nubo quickly lands on bridge and she gives him her breakfast order
Then he jumped off the bridge as if to say - as you wish, my Princess!
He's so adorable and hilarious I cant stand it!    ;D
6.30 am  Barb lifts a bit, looks like still 2 eggs
6.45 am  Barb left briefly, Nubo stood guard on roof

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 29, 2019, 09:32:12 AM
INTRUDER (unseen by cam)
10.20 am  Barb begins YELLING, Nubo is right there, both looking up
Nubo takes off like a rocket after intruder and Barb goes to doorway and yells
WOW.  What a great team they make!
Its a joy to see how protective Nubo is!   :)

12 noon  had to be an intruder again but I didnt see it
 Barb started yelling, flew out and straight over that red bldg out there!
Nubo came scolding up a storm, guarding, first on bridge, inside nestbox then on roof

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 29, 2019, 04:40:52 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/XNg3J7tz/ches-april29-3-2019.jpg)


April 29

12.45 pm  Barb calls and Nubo comes running across the roof

2.20 pm  Barb calls, Nubo lands on ledge, they chat ...
 -  You want what, Dear?  pigeon flank warmed by sun?
3 pm  Barb went to get food from stash and Nubo guarded
  -  feeding - lol - lil stinker walked from eggs toward Mom - lil tuffy

5.30 pm  Barb feeding - still 2 eggs, 1 chick - Nubo watchs from the bridge
7.35 pm edt  She brings in a bigger piece and feeds

Nubo brings lunch to the bridge, Barb takes it from him
https://youtu.be/gWh7zTO4cK8

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on April 29, 2019, 05:06:53 PM
Thank you for the updates, shep!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 30, 2019, 05:24:37 AM
HATCH #2
April 30, 2019   Temp  56-80  chance of rain

6.10 am  Barb goes to get brekky from their stash and feeds 2 babies
 -  Clearly Nubo's raised young before, he has nice sized meals stashed
11 pm last nite Egg 2 hatched. Will egg 3 hatch? 
As kids eat I see #3 thru hole in egg 3 eager to get out!  Probly today

In previous years, ALL Barbs eggs have hatched
I really think Nubo chased Boh off. Just my opinion.
Boh was so meek - sweet but meek - he probly didnt fight
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 30, 2019, 01:17:10 PM
6.45  Nubo appears with a nice little snack, Barb takes it back to the stash, saying -
 - Where were you half hour ago, I already fed em!

8 am  Barb is chattering away with Nubo as he stands by - out on the roof
10 am feed
1.30  Barb leaves, Nubo comes to guard
Baby spins round n round waiting for Mom to return
2 pm and Nubo knows chicks need food, Mom gone half hour
 -  He even goes into the nest and up to comfort chicks by beeking
He was on the roof and under the bridge too!
2.10 Mom's home, stands awhile, hoping egg 3 will hatch - its workin hard in there!
4.45  Barb leaves, Nubo comes to guard, no feed
5.55  Barb leaves, Nubo comes to guard, no feed
There were times I didnt see either parent

7.45 pm  Barb brings BIG bird - feeding

It appears Barb did not feed her chicks from 10 am til 7.45 pm today.
That is too long!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 01, 2019, 07:23:16 AM
May 1  Temp  60s, rain chance
6 am  Barb goes to pantry and bring food and feeds kids
 -  I am concerned the egg is not hatched, it was very alive yesterday
8  am  Second feeding today
Nubo guards, stays inside nestbox watching Mom feed

11.30 am  feed 2 chicks.  Will that egg hatch?  or is time past?
12 noon  Barb went got food from pantry and fed chicks

1 pm  feeding
5.15 pm  Barb leaves, Nubo guards, runs along bridge - LOL!  way cute!  ❤️
  Returns and feeds
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 02, 2019, 06:17:53 AM
May 2  Temp  60-85  PM Thunderstorms
3.45 am the fog is so dense it acts like IR! WOW!
Must some bright light(s) out there its reflecting.
5.50 am  Barb hops off - downward, I bet her pantry is on a lower balcony
Brings up breakfast with Nubo watching

Barb laid 4 eggs and discarded one a couple weeks ago.
2 chicks hatched, the 3rd egg doesnt look like it will.
This bird came in 2015 and ALL her eggs have always hatched.
This leads me to believe Boh was sick for awhile.
This new Boh I call Nubo this year is strongly paired with Barb.
He is hilarious and I enjoy watching him.
Together they have routed intruders.
Nubo is good with the chicks.
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 02, 2019, 06:29:44 AM
Thanks for the updates, shep.  I have been following your posts and also peeping in on the pair. 
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 02, 2019, 07:51:16 AM
May 2  Temp  60-85  PM Thunderstorms

8.45 am BAD WEATHER threatens
 Nubo tried to give her a snack before the storm.  He is a wise old bird! 

Chickie accepts Nubo as Daddy

Lisa, good!   :)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 02, 2019, 01:09:27 PM
May 2
8.45 am BAD WEATHER threatens

noon Barb took a break, returned panting hard - I think pebbles are HOT, poor girl
12.40  Nubo came to guard - first the ledge - then inside nest, peeping to the kids
He kissed chicks - tried to move one under him outta the hot sun
he kept touching it to encourage it to the direction he wanted it to go
he even rolled the egg and stood over it - peeping all the time
WHATA GUY!

1 pm  Mom is back and looks like she is scolding - yapping away
 tries to gather egg and 2 kids under her in shade
She better not scold Nubo!

2 pm  Barb leaves, Nubo comes to ledge to guard
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 02, 2019, 05:26:32 PM
May 2  Temp  60-85  PM Thunderstorms
The sky looked threatening and dark all day, but I dont see rain on our falcons

2 pm  Barb leaves, Nubo comes to ledge to guard
2.30   Barb returns, Nubo stays, keeps peeping - AND KIDS GO TOWARD HIM!   :o

3.30 Mom's gone, Nubo guards - what a beautifiul falcon
she came back
4.30 shes away again -  and back
5.50  shes away agin
6 pm  feeding
6.20 pm  Very odd interaction.  Nubo was in nest with chicks when Barb appeared in doorway.
 -  He appeared to challenge her!  She went to chicks and he stood as if scolding her.
Its as tho Nubo is more nurturing than Mom!   ???

EXPLAIN THIS!

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 03, 2019, 06:31:17 AM
May 3, 2019
Temp 65-77 pouring rain, Thunderstorms in pm
4.15 am  I see rain splashing on the curb
5.45 am  Nubo appears on ledge,
 -  Barb goes to pantry for brekky and feeds kids, Dad watchs

7.45 am  Nubo brings scrawny piece of prey,
when Barb doesnt take it he begins to eat it, teasing her, she got it and fed kids

Barb sure likes her breaks
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 03, 2019, 02:19:45 PM
INTRUDER?
2 pm  about - Nubo comes to bridge, Barb goes to him, both bow and chatter
  - Barb looks upset
Barb is gone around half hour - Dad keeps checking, guarding, leaving, returning
2.30  both show up with dinner, Mom feeds kids
  -  I suspect Dad would have fed the kids if Barb had not showed up
2.45  Mom with chicks peacefully, Dad eating on the bridge

?  I wonder if Barb is mourning that she lost half her eggs?

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 03, 2019, 02:20:40 PM
Barb returned, fed kids, left again but came right back
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 04, 2019, 08:08:09 AM
May 4  Temp 62-78
6.15 am  Nubo appears on bridge, Barb leaves
8.45 am  feeding
I sure enjoy seeing Nubo stick around all the time

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 05, 2019, 06:16:51 AM
May 5, 2019  Cinco de Mayonaise Sonday   
Temp  65  all day rain
6.24 am  Mom flys off, Dad appears, it appears chicks being rained on
6.30  BIG Brekky, Dad makes sure Mom does it right   :-*
8.30 am  Another feeding.  Dad brot food about half hour ago and waited on bridge
9.30 am  Another feeding - wow

They are growing!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 05, 2019, 06:26:00 AM
Thanks for the updates, shep!

Yep, its a rainy day here in MD today.   :(
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 05, 2019, 06:33:08 AM
Liquid Sonshine, Lisa!   :D
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 05, 2019, 04:17:37 PM
Big fat meal mid afternoon

Saw this note on Explore website:
Barb did some cleaning. it was interesting to see her pick up trash, jump on the divider, and drop it on the other side,  neatly lining up bones in the nest

 :)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 07, 2019, 06:46:08 AM
May 7, 2019 
7.20 am  Mom feeding
They are doing so well as a family I'm not watching daily
Chicks accept the new male as Daddy
Its so sweet!

Afternoon sprawl

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 08, 2019, 03:24:40 AM
(https://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2574.0;attach=491889;image)
Last pic I have of Boh


Birds DO grieve.
Barb lost her mate and 2 of her 4 children.
Since her first year here, ALL Barbs eggs have hatched.
This year half her offspring didnt hatch.
Its not absurd she's been depressed, now she's sleeking out.

The new Boh has proved  a wonderful mate, guardian and Daddy.
I wont insult him by calling him step-Dad.
Now I wish she'd remove the last egg.

Chesapeak always calls the pair Boh and Barb.
I dont like that at all.  I refuse to call this male just Boh this year.
I will next year.  The sire of the eggs deserves that honor.

I dont write as a biologist, but as an observer of Nature.
I've watched many cams many years.
I'm not an idiot just because I cant tell the male from the female. 


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 08, 2019, 05:44:15 AM
Thank you for the updates, shep  :)

The babies are getting big.
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 09, 2019, 06:14:09 AM
May 8, 2019 

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 09, 2019, 06:18:13 AM
Thanks for the pics, shep.  :)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 09, 2019, 03:57:24 PM
I'd love to know how old this male is.
Such a GOOD mate and Daddy!

Chicks go to Daddy for food but he's empty beeked
https://youtu.be/iaEd_J6IGKs

Barb and male
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXSy81Aem6o&feature=youtu.be

by bcaw bev
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 10, 2019, 03:38:15 PM
PEACE
May 10
FAMILY PIC
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 21, 2019, 12:07:32 PM
May 21
They are such a nice family
The new male is a good Daddy
They should be banded any day.
Hope the biologist comes BEFORE they cross that curb


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on May 21, 2019, 01:01:11 PM
shep, I peeked in on them yesterday.  I cannot believe how big they have got.   :)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 21, 2019, 01:22:04 PM
marshmallows!

 8)    ;D
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 22, 2019, 09:40:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/wdtFnWf.jpg)


Here is a pic from 2018
showing the 4 juvies
each designated by a pink dot

This is May 22, 2019 kids
They are bigger than the parents!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 24, 2019, 08:01:03 AM
May 24, 2019
They change every time I look
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 25, 2019, 04:29:51 PM
 :D  The CROSSING of the CURB!
May 25, 2019
This is always THE BIG first milestone.
There is NOTHING to stop them from going off the edge of the roof over there.

I saw one youngster over there so I backed up the DVR and took snapshots

First food
Then UP  ...  and OVER
Now what?

Mom reward the Traveller!
 -  while Sissy screams!
Sissy tries hard - but falls back

After exploring Traveller lies down near Sissy

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 25, 2019, 04:32:05 PM
LOOK how beautiful they are.
That black & white is sooooo pretty!

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 31, 2019, 05:58:57 AM
 :o   CHICK UP!
May 31, 2019
The 2 kids have gone offcam before I look in on them.
On Explore people leave pics.
One of the kids is now up on that bridge.
Now they will run up & down on that
 ......  and launch

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 01, 2019, 05:02:35 AM
June 1
5.53 am
One chick nearest cam was chewing on prey
Mom was just watching, when the darker chick ran at Barb - AND JUMPED ON HER! Huh?! She moved away and vocalized, Boh2 came immediately, and Mom flew off

Well now that was odd

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 06, 2019, 03:38:44 AM
June 6, 2019
I have seen one of the youngsters up on the bridge, but not both.
He'd been flying pretty good, aggressive.
I have seen one of them perch in the doorway looking out.
Evidently one of them fludged - cuz here's a cam note


Thank you for a successful rescue operation today!
CamOp Pan Mod - From Chesapeake Conservancy FB page

One of the eyasses wound up on their ground level. With guidance from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a plan was hatched to rescue the eyas. Our former employee Patrick Smith came over to lend a hand. The eyas does not appear to be injured. USFWS will examine the eyas, hopefully band it, and it should be returned to the scrape tomorrow.

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 06, 2019, 01:13:51 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/g2XGK2KQ/ches-june-6-1-2019.jpg)


June 6, 2019
Barb and her new Boh were alone in the nest - BRIEFLY
and began the bonding process

Little Leftover who hasnt fledged yet
came screaming toward them and they took off

One of them laid down and sunned themself in peace

Sometime on June 6th Male was returned to nest by biologist Craig Koppie.
Click link for The Hand and angry Male being returned
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d92fdffb179129ac73f198ec97f49d72f2fbb5852edcff20b8422afb0c5b7e69.png

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 07, 2019, 06:03:52 AM
June 7
7 am

The female youngster jumped from doorway curb up to bridge and ran offcam.
The male ran down the roof offcam.
Mom's been buzzing the kids out there -
she must believe they are ready to fledge outta there.
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2019, 12:47:22 PM
shep - this is an article from our local news channel here in Baltimore.  They did a story about them on the morning news today.

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/new-falcon-takes-place-of-famous-bo/27817036
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 07, 2019, 02:05:36 PM
Thanks Lisa!!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on June 07, 2019, 02:44:51 PM
Thanks Lisa!!

 ;)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 09, 2019, 04:30:38 PM
June 9, 2019
The new Boh displaying nesting behavior
'swimming'

 8)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on December 28, 2019, 01:03:33 PM
December 28, 2019
I caught both of them - I never saw him go inside nest
She looks SO BIG - perhaps fluffed up
I will not really know if she accepts this new mate until she lays an egg I guess

Amy, its only 7 pages - PLEASE leave this for 2020 too!
2019 was a mate change - very different.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 28, 2019, 01:24:40 PM
December 28, 2019
I caught both of them - I never saw him go inside nest
She looks SO BIG - perhaps fluffed up
I will not really know if she accepts this new mate until she lays an egg I guess

Amy, its only 7 pages - PLEASE leave this for 2020 too!
2019 was a mate change - very different.
Thanks!

shep-
Is this not the new Boh that was there last season?
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on December 28, 2019, 01:29:37 PM
I think its the new Boh - he was new in 2019
I hope Amy leaves this thread for 2020 too
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on December 28, 2019, 01:35:04 PM
I think its the new Boh - he was new in 2019
I hope Amy leaves this thread for 2020 too

Thanks! 
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on January 09, 2020, 06:43:34 AM
Jan 9, 2020
7.30 am  So nice to see them courting!
This is the first time I've seen Barb courting with the new Boh
OK I know its just Boh in 2020 - he was new in 2019
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on January 29, 2020, 03:37:54 PM
Jan 29, 2020

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on February 01, 2020, 04:51:43 PM
2016  Egg 1  March 16
2017  Egg 1  March 12
2018  Egg 1  March 19
2019  Egg 1  March 20
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on February 09, 2020, 02:36:44 PM
February 9, 2020

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on February 09, 2020, 03:52:54 PM
Great pic, shep!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on February 17, 2020, 09:11:59 AM
February 17, 2020
About dawn Barb stood awhile in front of that old egg, peeped a few times, as if saying goodbye, or deciding, then left.

In 2019 she laid her usual 4 eggs, 2 never hatched.
Her first mate vanished, and a new male appeared.
One of the 'dead' eggs she removed from the nest,
the other she rolled under the shade.

She fledged 2 in 2019

I wish the biologist had removed the egg and examined it.

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 01, 2020, 06:55:45 AM
March 1 dawn
Barb appeared, moments later Bo appeared on ledge with prey
Barb headed toward him - HE FLEW OFF, she followed. odd
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 07, 2020, 05:18:47 AM
FIRST EGG   :D
March 7, 2020
6 am - THERE IT IS!
This is this new Bo's first egg with Barb!
....  why am I so eggcited? .....

When it began to get dark last nite, Barb was in her scrape so I wondered if we'd have an egg this morning - and we do.  Its the earlier she has ever laid her first egg.

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 08, 2020, 11:30:26 AM
March 8
I saw the adorable Bo with his egg this morning!   :D
He is so blasted cute!
I wish them well.

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: LisaG1967 on March 08, 2020, 12:00:43 PM
Thanks for the updates, shep :)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 09, 2020, 10:04:12 AM
March 9
11 am  EGG 2 and Barb is panting, appears exhausted

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 12, 2020, 06:53:54 AM
EGG 3
March 12
7 am Barb is flat down, I am sure there are 3 eggs .. waiting...
YEP - There it is - EGG #3
I expect one more

(http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/EggFace.gif) (http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/EggFace.gif)  (http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/EggFace.gif)
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 14, 2020, 01:03:01 PM
4 EGGS
March 14
7 am  still 3 eggs
12.45 pm  Barb laid egg 4
She was working, panting heavily poor dear


(http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/EggFace.gif) (http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/EggFace.gif)(http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/EggFace.gif) (http://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/images/smilies/EggFace.gif) 
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 17, 2020, 04:06:01 AM
(https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/041/675/311/original/66dfe769e78712e2.png)


March 17
Bo and Barb are incubating their 4 eggs.
Next month a lovely new falcon family.
Bo has both egg duty and guard duty.
There seems to be flights overhead he wards off
What a great Daddy!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 10, 2020, 02:17:53 PM
NEXT WEEK is HATCH WATCH
April 10
EGGs laid
March 7, 9, 12, 14

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 12, 2020, 12:20:29 PM
HAPPY EASTER

April 12 at 1 pm
She just shifted - I think I saw white fluff.
We may have a hatch!
Earlier I thot I saw a lot of shell missing ...


Trouble in paradise
from Explore post
Apr 11, Barb kakking, left the eggs to help Boh - intruder. At the 32-second mark, Barb is almost out of cam view just above the height of the ledge at the left side, when 2 birds seen in the upper left corner. FIGHT?
https://youtu.be/CrY9YBR5avM

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 13, 2020, 01:56:39 PM
April 13

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 14, 2020, 08:04:37 AM
April 14 at 9 am
It looks to me as if 2 are partly hatched and one big pip

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 15, 2020, 05:37:12 AM
3 HATCHs

April 15  dawn 
Mama Barb appears to have 2 fluffys whites
7.30 am  Mom's eating eggshell, one hatching chick wiggling around
When Boh arrived I still cant tell how many are there!
At leasts 2 I think
8 am  feeding - there are THREE!
noon  Its hard when the kids travel and the egg doesnt!
One is already exploring! Its just hilarious!

First babies are always so eggciting!   :D

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 16, 2020, 06:51:03 AM
Apr 16 dawn
 Last nite I watched a feeding, and wee Wobbles got none.
This morning all 3 got a bite.  Wild Child got the most.

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: gemcitygemini on April 16, 2020, 10:09:32 AM
There were 4 eggs laid and 3 have hatched. Is/was the 4th egg viable?
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 16, 2020, 10:22:57 AM
2 of Barbs eggs didnt hatch last year
You can still see one of them at the far end of the nest
If egg 4 doesnt hatch tomorrow - its likely not going to
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: gemcitygemini on April 16, 2020, 02:21:20 PM
2 of Barbs eggs didnt hatch last year
You can still see one of them at the far end of the nest
If egg 4 doesnt hatch tomorrow - its likely not going to
Thanks for your response. If that should happen, we can only hope the others thrive to fledge and migrate in the fall.  ;D
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 16, 2020, 05:08:45 PM
Barb is a great mom!
She has fledged ALL her hatchs every year
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 18, 2020, 05:37:08 AM
3 hatchlings
Apr 18 dawn
Boh delivers prey, stands up on ledge a minute - so cute
Barb stands between cam and kids so we cant see her feeding them
8.15 Still only 3 I can see the egg
Boh will kids - he's sooo cute I cant stand it!

Back in the far corner the 2019 is cracking

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 19, 2020, 05:33:16 AM
3 hatchlings
Apr 19 dawn SONday
I guess we have 3 kids and a failed egg.
At this point I seriously doubt it will hatch

Since I like to guess, figure stuff out ..........

2019 Boh vanished, new Boh appeared, 2 eggs failed
Perhaps Boh was sick so this affected 2 chicks

2020  New Boh, new mate
Perhaps the failed egg was egg #1

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 20, 2020, 10:00:55 AM
April 20
Already growing!
Mom and Boh are so cute with them
Nice family

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 21, 2020, 12:56:16 PM
April 21
At this point that egg wont hatch
3 is good   :)

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 02, 2020, 11:02:41 AM
Traveling already!
May 2
Baltimore flop house - look at em flopped out

That unhatched egg from this year is a mess
The unhatched egg from 2019 is over on the other side
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 03, 2020, 03:19:38 PM
May 3
Both Mom and Dad feeding
The kids play soccer with the old eggs
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 04, 2020, 05:13:46 AM
Social distancing for them too??
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 11, 2020, 05:18:25 AM
May 11
Kids crossed the divide over the weekend,
and I see they overnighted there!
I am surprised.
Then Mom led them nearly offcam to feed them!

131 views May 4 ????
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 16, 2020, 12:32:10 PM
May 15
Da chillun is just chillin
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 18, 2020, 04:27:01 PM
CHANGES !!
May 18, 2020
Their feathers change in 24 hours!
Growing up
After I took these, he paraded along th ledge and outta sight

He got up there by getting on the curb then hop-flying up
Wish cam had wipers!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 19, 2020, 02:28:25 PM
May 19
The kids can get up on the bridge
Their brown chest and dark back feathers coming in strong!

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 21, 2020, 10:01:53 AM
BREKKY on the BRIDGE
May 21

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 25, 2020, 06:24:25 AM
May 25 MEMORIAL DAY
Soon they will fly off - at this age I guess they WONT be banded

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 03, 2020, 04:10:20 AM
AGGRESSIVE KIDS!
June 3, 2020
After the fledge kids are still around but we dont see them.
Grabbed this off explore.
Parents still feed them, teach them to hunt
They are doing FABULOUS

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on January 01, 2021, 03:49:52 PM
NEW FEMALE
Jan 1, 2021


People posting on Explore say this is a new female.
2015 this Barb arrived and had a VERY nasty fight with the former Barb and won the nest. I wonder if she fought with this new fem.

RRP my notes
Barb is a great mom

Barb  is from Philadelphia, PA  2013 hatch
Barb band (horizontal)  b/g 09/AR  *  Bo not banded
2015  Laid 3 eggs  April,  fledged 3 - Barb's first breeding year. We called her crazy girl.
2016  Egg 1  laid March 16
2017  Egg 1  laid March 12
2018  Egg 1  laid March 19
2019 Barb laid 4 eggs, only fledged 2
April 2019 Bo disappeared and a new male arrived. Maybe he was ill.

2020  Barb and the new Boh fledged 3

bcaw
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=514


AMY  -  PLEASE DONT DELETE THIS!
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on January 05, 2021, 02:54:38 AM
January 5, 2021
They're trying to ID her band
They're convinced its a new bird
https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

bcaw
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=514

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on January 18, 2021, 01:47:05 PM
Jan 18, 2021
Barb and Bo
That is the same ole Barb   :)


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on February 12, 2021, 02:43:34 PM
Feb 12, 2021
I scrolled back to their peep n bow session.
It was unusually long.  Not like a mated pair.

Our regular Barb had/has a green band, so does this female.  Barb's behavior is like the last few years.

It could be a new Boh - by behavior.  I dont know.

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 14, 2021, 06:02:07 AM
 :o  MATING!
March 13, 2021
Boh flew by and Barb bowed and invited him
https://youtu.be/2JbEzHEwGr8

I have watched this cam for several years and NEVER saw mating.
This is the 2nd male - Boh  -  and the 3rd Barb

My image is today, March 14 - bonding in the dirty corner.  yuk

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 16, 2021, 05:18:30 AM
 :(  Too many falcons
March 16, 2021
When I first began watching this cam, Barb2 had fought and replaced Barb1
In 2019 Boh disappeared and Boh2 showed up.
Now 2021 there appears to be at least 2 females
Here are videos off Explore from yesterday

Justlooking2017
Mar 15, 2021 Ruh, roh. I don't want anymore drama in this nest. I think it is Barb3 in the nest under the ledge when Boh2 flies to the ledge just outside the doorway. Suddenly another peregrine flies by, and they both take off
https://youtu.be/3IYsrWtAxi4

Mar 15, 2021 It comforted me to see how eager she was to collect a prey offering from Boh2 in the nest after the previous flyby of the unknown Peregrine falcon. Things still seem stable for now..
https://youtu.be/aF8vOEL_Lk8

notabirdwatcher mentioned there are more Peregrines in the area now. She lives in the area and is very familiar with this nest.
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 21, 2021, 05:48:55 AM
SPRING EGG
March 21, 2021
5.45 am  There's the egg!
Both Barb and Boh there, Boh admiring his young.
Boh doesnt appear to have a brood patch

I'll add pic later when its light

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 23, 2021, 07:13:12 AM
2 EGGS
March 21  dawn EGG 1 - was an overnite egg
8.11 am March 23  EGG 2
Boh came for a VERY LONG peep n bow chat

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 25, 2021, 03:38:39 PM
3 EGGS

March 21  EGG 1
March 23  EGG 2
March 25  EGG 3


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on March 28, 2021, 09:23:33 AM
4 EGGS
Dawn March 28 Palm Sonday
Barb surprised me with another egg overnite

10.15 am  Boh arrived with brekky and Barb book off with it

March 21  EGG 1
March 23  EGG 2
March 25  EGG 3
March 28  EGG 4

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 23, 2021, 09:03:49 AM
April 23, 2021
10 am  pips

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 24, 2021, 07:39:07 AM
HATCH WATCH
April 24, 2021
I blew the eggs up - they are dirty, chipped
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 25, 2021, 03:36:34 PM
PIPS?
4.30 pm  April 25
it looks like 3 have pips
they look so dirty to me?
I hope all is well there
There was a big fire not far - Domino sugar plant - maybe soot blew in
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 29, 2021, 06:50:27 AM
2 HATCHLILNGS
April 29, 2021
About 6 am I saw the shell, later I saw the chick

11 am I saw a 2nd chick too

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on April 30, 2021, 08:39:18 AM
2 HATCHLINGS
April 30, 2021
At dawn Bo brot Barb prey but it was too dark to see if she fed chicks.
Pictured is Bo bringing prey later.
Barb ate for awhile - kids screamed for food
So far I have not SEEN her feed them.
She stands between cam and kids

She may feed them and I cant see
Egg 3 may hatch, dont think 4th will

This pair do not seem bonded, meaning both have a lot to learn.
I know its a new Barb - it may be a new Boh too

noon - Mom with 2 kids tucked under

1 pm  I caught Dad and Mom with kids - with prey
This is what I saw
2 open beek kids begging
Dad eating
Finally I saw Dad give a bite to Mom who gave it to one chick

Thats all I witnessed
Dad took prey and left


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 01, 2021, 09:32:51 AM
2 HATCHLINGS
May 1, 2021
Boh wants to babysit, he likes the kids

Video of kids being fed
https://youtu.be/uKQGH2k5zOE

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 05, 2021, 05:17:15 AM
Chick injury
May 5, 2021
Looks like an open wound

pic off Explore

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 06, 2021, 12:03:21 PM
May 6
Movin on down - to the cool side!
Too hot up there. One chick walked toward the cam / shade, other followed later
The one chick looked bloody yesterday - perhaps it was prey - dont know
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 19, 2021, 02:38:21 AM
May 19, 2021
Kids are hangin out on the curb safely by the cam window.  :)
They walk all over the nest.  I do need to get a pic.
I'll just steal from Explore

Dad feeding the (cough) fledgling.  8)
So progress is encouraged with food.
I am always both happy - and sad - when I see the young go over the curb, because often they go somewhere off cam down there.


Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 20, 2021, 02:16:10 PM
May 20
Explorer's Big Escape!
Oh he is so proud of himself!
One has crossed the curb
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 22, 2021, 11:57:51 AM
GONE
May 22, 2021
Yesterday Both crossed the curb to the far side out of cam sight.
They never returned to the nest overnite.
This is the first year I've seen the kids gone this soon
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 26, 2021, 07:37:23 AM
May 26, 2021
One chick ran into cam view briefly this morning early.
I see they found their wings - she can cross the curb instead of walking around it

Parent fed her under the bridge - outside nest



Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 28, 2021, 05:32:14 AM
May 28, 2021
Getting up on that bridge is their next milestone.

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on May 31, 2021, 07:35:26 AM
May 31, 2021
One chick up on doorstep - another milestone
Chances are high he will jump up on top of that bridge next -
maybe today or tomorrow
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 04, 2021, 02:30:29 AM
SKY DANCER
June 4, 2021
11.30 am  June 3  one mounted the bridge and danced his heart out up there!  I wanted to SEE it myself but didnt.  I am watching too many cams!  I rewound, one may have spent the night on the other side of bridge. There is a ledge there kids sometimes sleep on.

Other years the chicks scare us by laying out of sight on the other sisde of the bridge. A couple juvies have landed on a balcony below and been fine, returned to the nest. Clearly one can fly enuf to save its life - after all -

THEY ARE FALCONS!
THEY LIVE on CLIFFS!


Just looking video
Sky Dancer flapping like a helicopter about to take off!  :D
https://youtu.be/RMcNDl4Yk-I

I found notes, pic on Explore
https://explore.org/livecams/falcons/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 05, 2021, 05:27:51 AM
June 5, 2021
6.15 am HOLY COW! He flew up atop the bridge so easily!
Then went a-galloping down the length.
That is EXACTLY how one of the juvies fledged one year.
Is fledge this near???
I am amazed
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 07, 2021, 04:43:17 AM
June 7, 2021
This is the female June 6 - I suspect the male fledged.
She jumped up there from doorway and sat and preened.
Then jumped back down into nest.
She is NOT ready to fledge yet.

😊 They are perfectly within the normal fledge period of 35-40 days.
Video off Explore
Juvie Peregrine Falcons in Baltimore June 6, 2008
https://youtu.be/PNSB2PD_qkE
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on June 19, 2021, 08:28:35 AM
Falcon update
June 17, 2021 From Facebook

    A few days ago, a building tenant observed one of the eyasses from her office window and sensed things were amiss with one of the wings. The eyas had a meal (we suspect one of the parents brought it) and was otherwise looking stable.  Wildlife Service and building management were contacted and a rescue mission ensued. However, skyscraper rescues are tricky!  (call 82nd Airborn!)

  This morning, the eyas was located on the ground and safely captured by the building manager. Other than the suspected wing injury, the eyas is doing well, waiting safely inside (in a laundry basket on the other side of the window of its scrape) for a visit to the The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where further care and evaluation will be provided. Chesapeake Conservancy thanks everyone involved for caring for this baby falcon!

    The USFWS raptor biologist added, "Although this youngster had the misfortune of veering into a window (collision, most likely) he exhibited awesome might and attitude! A few days ago, while assessing his wing injury and physical appearance from inside an office room window of the 24th floor, he appeared in good spirits since he had received a food delivery from a parent falcon earlier. More surprisingly, on a balcony ledge of the 24th floor high above city dwellers of downtown Baltimore, the ever-abundant cicada presented themselves as food to an eager little falcon. He watched with anticipation as several groups began hitting the window and flailing at his feet. Within minutes he had consumed four protein treats!"
https://www.explore.org/livecams/birds/peregrine-falcon-chesapeake-conservancy

sky posted on bcaw
https://www.peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewforum.php?f=514
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on September 10, 2021, 07:05:08 AM
Cooper & Suki
Sept 10, 2021  I peeked in to see Barb in nest picking pebbles.  Found notes.

Chesapeakers finally named the 2 juvies.
Suki was found dead, only Cooper surviving to annoy his parents.
Aug 27, 2021 Cooper is coming to the nest to visit.  He visited several more days.

Chesapeake_Conservancy_Member Mod posted in August
Sad news to share from the peregrine falcon nest. We've been informed that one of the Falcon eyasses was found deceased on a building rooftop nearby. As of now, we have no explanation as to why the bird passed away.
Title: Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
Post by: shep on November 30, 2021, 07:42:46 AM
🎄 Nov 30, 2021
A LARGE magnificent falcon arrived. It is NOT the Barb or Boh from spring 2021

I watched it and its behavior is completely different. I have not watched here since the kids fledged in June