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Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 & 2021
« on: August 23, 2020, 05:02:19 AM »

Diamond and Xavier 
Aug 23, 2020

Orange, NSW Australia

Ledge cam
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Egg 1 on Aug 28, 2019 
Egg 1 on Aug 20, 2018 
Egg 1 on Aug 26, 2017 

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 03:49:53 AM »

August 25 in USA, almost 26 in Oz
Still no egg here - Melbourn has one

Diamond still does NOT like starling, and crabbed so much when Xavier brot her one that he left with it - 2 days in a row! Slow learner!

Spring in the land down under, entering Autumn in USA
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2020, 01:22:39 PM »

FIRST EGG
August 26 in USA, 27 in Oz

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 03:29:15 AM »

EGG 2
Aug 29, 2020
Got up this morning and she had laid another egg
Unsure if it was Aug 28 or 29 in Oz
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 11:38:26 AM »



3 eggs
Sept 1, 2020 (Aug 31 in USA)

Egg 1  Aug 26
Egg 2  Aug 29
Egg 3  Sept 1 in oz

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2020, 03:12:03 PM »

September 21, 2020

August 26 in USA, 27 in Oz
Today'd be 25 days - right?
So right about October 1 we should see a lil chickie!
Then watching them should give us our birdcam fix til eagle get crackin!

Holly on bcaw posted

Orange Australia time
Eggs in 2020 were laid on Aug 27 (about 4 am), Aug 29 (about 4 pm), and Sept 1 (about 2 am). For Diamond in the past, the time from first egg laid to first egg hatched was:
2015 = 38 days
2016 = 37 days
2017 = 36 days
2018 = 36 days
2019 = 37 days

A new cam has been ordered to replace the nest cam!! If it arrives before the first egg hatches, it will be installed right away. The cams are actually located outside the box, just looking through holes in the walls, so disruption to Diamond would be minimal. (Cam'll likely get the stink eye from Diamond!)

2020.08.31 Xavier pleads for more egg time
https://youtu.be/p_NsLeLzpEw

2020.09.19 Diamond comes home for dinner
https://youtu.be/GWNlOMPLbP4

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2020, 01:28:34 AM »

Hi Shep!  I'm back and excited for the new season! No pips yet? See ya soon!
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2020, 07:53:52 AM »

October 2, 2020
Diamond is scrunching a lot to help hatching

All 3 chicks hatched today in Melbourn!

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2020, 06:26:13 AM »

 :)   PIP
Oct. 3  dawn USA, evening in Oz

There is a NEW nest cam view
It jumps back and forth, dont get dizzy!
https://youtu.be/NQPMdOj23D8

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 01:57:20 AM »

2 HATCHLINGS
Oct 5, 2020 dawn USA
What a relief!  I was afraid #1 wouldnt make it

Xavir on new nestcam 2

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2020, 01:02:14 PM »

ONE CHICK
Oct 8, 2020
It appears egg 3 only half hatched, cant make it out.
Hatchling #1 appears not alive, was never strong, fell over a lot.
Mum stept on one.
One chick is strong

It too soon for final, but this looks like it.



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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2020, 03:48:29 AM »

Oct 9, 2020
For days I have believed Diamond will only raise ONE chick this year.
Eggs 1 and 3 took too long to hatch.
When egg 1 hatched at last, Diamond stepped on the chick.
It survived awhile, falling over a lot. It ate some, finally died.

Egg 3 cracked open enuf I saw movement inside myself.

Chick is egg 2 and appears healthy - so far

I cant imagine what Xavier may be thinking - or what he may do.
He loves his young so much.

Tough report but true.
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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2020, 03:53:37 AM »

ONE CHICK
Oct 12, 2020
Xavier brought prey and tried to feed Diamond.  Sweet.
It was too dark for an image.

Yesterday he was 3 hours late bringing prey, was concerning.
I wondered if Di has a new mate. No one else thinks so.
She laid 3 eggs, only 1 surviving chick.

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 06:18:34 AM »




Izzy
Oct 14, 2020
They named the lone chick - Izzy
Diamond is not allowing her mate to feed the chick.
In past years her males have fed the chicks.
When male brot prey yesterday, he fed her a bite first. Sweet.

Since I cant tell male from female, you KNOW I cant tell if this is a new male or Xavier!
Just by behavior I think its a new male.
The nest cam chat calls it Xavier.

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Re: Orange, NSW Australia Peregrines 2020 Season
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2020, 12:15:45 PM »

October 17, 2020
Diamond and Izzy fight
Izzy wants to go where he wishs
Di wants him where she wants him
I dont recall her acting this way in past years
Makes me uncomfortable
https://youtu.be/9Ta0m2uPWJc

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