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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2022, 04:01:44 AM »




Oct 28
Black feathers among the white
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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2022, 02:41:12 PM »

October 28, 2022

they are getting active  -  self feeding


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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2022, 02:43:20 AM »



RUNWAY
October 31, 2022
This is the first I've seen one of the chicks up on the runway- the outer ledge.  He was flappin away.  He is about 80% dark now, with only some white left.  This week I expect to see him running along there, flapping, getting ready to launch into the skies.

Nov 1 in Oz
I caught all 4 of them

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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2022, 03:58:13 AM »




SO CUTE!
November 4, 2022
The 4 of them are running along the outer ledge now, preparing for fledge.
Seems sudden. ... egg .. chick .. gone ... poof
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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2022, 05:21:11 AM »

CALL of the WILD
November 6, 2022
You can see 2 of them hear the skies calling.
Today one jump-flew from ledge to window sill.  No, not far, but practice.

Today is SONday - will one fledge this week?
This website is good about sharing videos of fledges.

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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2022, 04:53:06 AM »

SLEEK n READY
November 7, 2022
All 4 today - who will fly first?  At least one is ready.

ONE for the money, TWO for the show ... 3 are ready and who will go?

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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2022, 12:48:28 PM »

 :) Nov 8
Dad tempts kids to fledge
https://youtu.be/wO9BW9osQu0

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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2022, 04:17:43 AM »

FLEDGE
November 11, 2022
I only see 2 juvies - one fledged, did 2 of them fledge?
Oops - there's the 3rd

The first young to fledge presented a strong straight flight.
3 looked VERY ready but timid.  Dad is very good at teasing them to fly.

Unfortunately the LIVE CAM QUIT -
fortunately someone across the street caught it
https://www.facebook.com/phillip.geaghan/videos/528794838735002/

NEW CAM LINK
https://youtu.be/azk4HGQypcg


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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2022, 01:56:08 AM »

ONE FLEDGE RETURNS
November 13, 2022
I have tried to keep track but too often chicks out of cam view.
It seems 3 of the 4 have fledged, one returns to the lone sibling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ThjJUqTabQ

LIVE CAM
https://youtu.be/azk4HGQypcg

The almost fledge - she chickened out and ran offcam.


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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #39 on: November 14, 2022, 02:29:34 AM »

November 14, 2022
Monday afternoon
I didnt see him/her leave

3 fledges
caught from across street
https://youtu.be/-HQEGHTqbJA

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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2022, 02:58:39 AM »

According to the Facebook website, they turned the cam off.
All 4 juvies fledged, one of them was found dead
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Re: Melbourne, Australia falcons 2022 Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2022, 06:42:14 AM »

December 11, 2022
A post from Victor Hurley on the 367 Collins group

Friday 2nd December, 2022 A juvie was taken to Melbourne Zoo and quickly recovered from its injuries and was released in parklands close to Melbourne a few days later. It was last seen flying.

Beyond the concussion and temporary inability to fly it was in good physical condition (weight 685gm, wing length 285mm). The measurements confirm it was a male and most likely the one male fledgling from 367 Collins this year.
A lucky find and good outcome for this individual.

* note from bcaw / facebook

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