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Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« on: March 17, 2019, 07:49:53 AM »




4 EGGS
Diana and Dan

March 17, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXVbOv01Coo

EW Brown, Kentucky Peregrines
EW is in Mercer county
Mill Creek is in Jefferson county - no cam in 2019

This might be Mill Creek after all
This morning the video marked Brown
2 pm  video is marked Mill Creek





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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 04:47:18 PM »

March 30, 2019
There appears to be a new male who is banded

Did something happen to the first male?

Feb 28 male had NO bands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLUg ... 69B5Bda7e4

March 6
https://youtu.be/Cpr_WP-1ozc?list=PLUgp ... J5-SZH3svX

March 30
Yeah this male appears to have bands
Apparantly falcons have a sense of smell, odor - he tested the eggs somehow
He didnt appear aggressive to me
https://youtu.be/2Cnlpc-6_z8

See bcaw notes
http://peregrinefalcon-bcaw.net/viewtopic.php?f=351&t=2350&start=160

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 05:48:47 PM »

March 30, 2019
5.30 pm
This is probably the last exchange of the day

Whichever falcon was on the eggs -
 presumably female -   flew off when he came

He looked at the eggs and left, and returned in about 10 minutes and stood at the doorway - in the rain - with the rain spilling over him.  he keeps looking outside.

This is sad.  4 eggs a couple weeks from hatch in pouring rain
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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 06:30:17 PM »

6.30
Its been an hour
There is a literal cloudburst drenching him
He is beautiful.   :-*

6.38  She returns and lays on her eggs
So - the falcon in the doorway was a male not Diana
https://youtu.be/YXVbOv01Coo

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 03:13:02 AM »

NEW MALE
March 31, 2019
6 am  Male2 flew in, she left, then he left. He returned. He has ZERO - NADA  -
NO interest in eggs
, he isnt even guarding them from raven or owl
He definitely has a band - looks silver, but cant be sure
6.15  She is already back

Yesterday was pouring rain and windy, 26-29 mph NNW sustained winds with 50-51 gusts.

I will watch as much as I can today. Will this male stay?
First egg March 6 - 4 eggs - is she willing to lay his egg too?
Will they mate? Have they mated outside?
Will he bring her prey? If we see some bonding I will hope.
How old is he? I bet if someone tags bev, she'll have some info.

Male falcons are faithful and committed to their young.
Something happened to Male #1

In Minnesota winds were rockin n bouncin the GSB cam so bad yesterday I cant watch it.
One weather site said around 30 mph.
Did they name this weather system - Gus?   8)   ::)
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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 10:32:04 AM »

 :'(   March 31, 2019
This same scenario played out the season of 2014 with the original Diana and her mate Fabian. Interestingly, @ about the same time of year, although I think her eggs were even closer to hatch @ that time than these. It did not have a good outcome as no chicks were raised that year d/t the interference. The 1st chick was hatching within days of the takeover and Diana removed this chick that many felt was still alive, from the nest. The 2nd chick that hatched was never fed I believe from accounts @ that time and eventually died. The 3 remaining eggs were no longer incubated and did not hatch. If there has been a takeover here, the new male will need to bring in prey for a chance @ the survival of this clutch. So far, I don't think anybody here has seen that, although we are early in this event. Here is an accounting from the biologist @ that time in response to a query from that season after the 1st chicks death:

Thanks very much for your careful watch on our web cam and your concern for the situation. I have not been able to return your message until now because I?ve been in the field and responding to the many inquiries about this. Our observations are similar to yours. We have been looking for Fabian since last weekend (March 30) and we have not been able to locate him. Personnel at the plant have been helping search as well. We assume he was killed by the intruding falcon. This situation offers us little options for intervention. We know by experience that accessing the nest distracts the female for several hours and we were afraid that the intruding bird might destroy the eggs/young during that time if we were to cause further stress to the nesting female. We also thought the additional stress might cause the female to destroy her own hatching young. She tossed the first hatching egg out of the box before it finished hatching, which told us she had reached an extremely high level of stress.

We do not have a permit to remove live eggs. We can only remove eggs after we are sure they are addled.

As sad as this situation is to watch, this is nature. Nature does not always tell happy stories. We know this type of thing does happen on occasion, and we don?t tend to intervene when in these situations at the other 12 nests we monitor. Our population continues to grow.

I appreciate your concern and I apologize for the wait on information. We?ve been studying the situation and did not want to release information until we were sure what was causing the trouble.

Thanks,
Kate

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 10:37:11 AM »

Get a permit
The eggs are ALONE at least 15 minutes.
During that time someone should take 2 of the eggs
and send them to an area that needs falcons.
Birds dont count, so some nests may foster the eggs.

Judging by past behavior these eggs have no chance
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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 11:10:20 AM »

March 31
9.18 am  Eggs alone
9.51 am  She returnd
10.45  Eggs alone
11 am  She's back with a male - she footed the eggs to see how cool they are
they did a 10 second peep n bow and she's gone
Guess you'd call that a quickie
He stands a minute then follows her

11.15 she's on eggs

4 pm
She has left several times.  If male comes he just leaves.
As a foster Dad he's no good
He has scraped - he may want a mate and his own eggs

Nature has sorrows and joys - and surprises

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 06:31:09 AM »

April 1, 2019
6.30 am  Male enters, she sends him packing - LOL!
You no bring brekky, you no watch my kids, you git lost!

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2019, 09:52:53 AM »

April 4 about 9.30 am
She leaves - male is perched outside - got a good snip of his bands - ON BOTH legs
Right - silver and left - green
He came inside - took another snip - chips off  2 eggs

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 09:00:27 AM »

HATCH WATCH
April 5, 2019  MY NOTES

The first egg was recorded by Mill Creek March 6
There was no public cam so we dont know the schedule
When I found a public live cam there were 4 eggs - March 17
April 4 I noticed a chip off one egg - chip, not pip

Presuming incubation after egg 3 March 10
I am thinking HATCH WATCH NEXT WEEK
but I am watching now - just in case.

Bandymale
The egg male had no band.
The new male had no egg - that we know of.
This male has 2 bands - a silver and what appears dark green

Bandymale wont incubate, and he has no committment to eggs.
He has brot prey a couple times and she flies off with it.
Its not impossible they have a stash

He is a beautiful male!

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 08:38:57 AM »

April 6, 2019
8.30 am  He arrives, lands on rails, she flies off
 -  He has BREKKY!  -  he carries it inside
 -  she returns, grabs the bird, leaves
 :D  LOL!  hilarious!

10.10 am he brings another snack
she grabs the bird, took a couple tugs, leaves .. he leaves

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2019, 07:04:02 AM »

April 7
6 am  He arrives without brekky, she flies off, he leaves too
She is back in 5 minutes
6.54 am  He brings prey, she grabs, and down the hallway she flys
  -  He stands inside - goes to doorway -  then to rails, preens his toes
6.57 he's off down the hall after her
7.03  She's back

7.48  She's gone, male on rail - didnt see when she left
 - she sure leaves a lot!  -  Thats not normal
9 am  Bird appears in a defensive pose and peeping - dont know why
  -  Now stands over eggs
9.06  He flew out to my LEFT - then flew in to my RIGHT - huh??
 -  Did he go outside looking for her?  He's peeping - callingl

ITS BEEN OVER AN HOUR
She may have been away 2 hours
   ???

9.50 am  She is on the eggs.  Had to be AFK so dunno when
I REALLY WISH this cam had DVR so I could back up a bit!
10.09  Gone - He brot prey, she left without it, he began ripping feathers, then took it and left

2 pm  They both came in together and did the peep n bow for quite awhile


I wouldnt bother with these notes, but I have nothing better to do at the moment

I REALLY WISH this cam had DVR so I could back up a bit!   >:(
We should watch for a pip, but with the new male and sporadic incubation, it may be another week. First egg reported by cam op  March 6

On 2 occasions I thot I saw a 3rd falcon but I cant be sure

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 10:42:23 AM »

April 8
6 am  Male arrives
6.30  She's back, but they have a long chat before she's on eggs
6.36  on eggs

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Re: Kentucky Peregrines 2019
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 07:51:17 AM »

April 9, 2019
5.45 am  He comes, she's off for 10 minutes
7.45 am  Panting papa brings HUGE bloody prey (yuk)
  -  but she had taken off before he came - ?
  The male brings prey at hatch time. Had this male raised young before?
After he caught his breath, he left with it
7.53 She's back

A male brings prey at hatch time. Has this male raised young before?


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