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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #60 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


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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #61 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!

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #62 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


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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #63 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?



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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2019, 02:20:40 PM »

Barb returned, fed kids, left again but came right back


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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #65 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



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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #66 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!


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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2019, 06:26:00 AM »

Thanks for the updates, shep!

Yep, its a rainy day here in MD today.   :(

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2019, 06:33:08 AM »

Liquid Sonshine, Lisa!   :D
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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #69 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

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #70 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



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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2019, 03:24:40 AM »


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. 


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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2019, 05:44:15 AM »

Thank you for the updates, shep  :)

The babies are getting big.

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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2019, 06:14:09 AM »

May 8, 2019 



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Re: Baltimore Md Chesapeake Conservancy
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2019, 06:18:13 AM »

Thanks for the pics, shep:)
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