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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2019, 11:59:30 AM »




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

« Last Edit: April 27, 2019, 06:06:02 AM by shep »
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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #31 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

« Last Edit: April 25, 2019, 04:32:59 PM by shep »
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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #32 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
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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #33 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

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #34 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

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2019, 09:36:55 AM »

Thank you for the updates, shep!

Are the eggs due to hatch anytime?

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2019, 09:39:13 AM »

YES - NOW
What an AWFUL time for a mate - change!
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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #37 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

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #38 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. 

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #39 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


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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #40 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!
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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2019, 06:01:19 AM »




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
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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2019, 06:24:51 AM »

Great screen caps, shep!

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #43 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

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #44 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

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