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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #105 on: April 11, 2024, 04:40:05 PM »

Rainy, chilly today, and the Spartan peregrines are taking care of business.

The school motto  "Spartans Will"  applies to its nesting population!

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2024, 12:20:25 PM »

Everything looks OK at the Spartan Peregrine nest box. Eggs take 29 to 32 days until hatching.
First egg March 27, fourth egg April 3.  So maybe the first week of May.

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #107 on: April 19, 2024, 01:05:37 PM »

Changeover at the Spartan nest box about 8:30 AM.  Everything looks good here.

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2024, 02:32:09 PM »


March 27
March 29
April  1
April  3

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #109 on: April 24, 2024, 01:21:21 PM »

Things look OK at the Spartan Stadium nest box today.  Pic of the female rolling the four eggs.

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #110 on: April 27, 2024, 12:13:32 PM »

Saturday and all is well at the Spartan Stadium nest box.

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #111 on: April 28, 2024, 03:03:25 PM »

April 28, 2024
3 pm  It looks to me like 2 eggs are hatching
Nope - no hatch dawn Apr 29




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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #112 on: May 01, 2024, 11:47:06 AM »

Shep, the eggs look intact this morning, too.  AllAboutBirds says incubation is 29 to 32 days, so hatching should be soon.  I'd love it if one hatches today -- it's my birthday!

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #113 on: May 01, 2024, 12:49:15 PM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STL!
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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #114 on: May 01, 2024, 04:53:23 PM »

Thanks, Shep!    :D

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #115 on: May 01, 2024, 05:45:34 PM »

Happy Birthday, STL!  I hope you had a great day.

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #116 on: May 03, 2024, 05:41:20 AM »

May 3, 2024  RAINING, LIGHTNING
At dawn I saw the eggs.
2 of them look like hatch by noon today.

I saw flashing - its lightning flashing on the raindrops.  WOW!

Its wet inside box - NOT good for new hatch young!

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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #117 on: May 03, 2024, 12:50:03 PM »

LindaM, thanks for the birthday card.  What a treat to have a peregrine card!

Mid-morning today, light rain, pics of the changeover from Sparty Dad to Sparty Mom.  The 4 eggs looked un-pipped to me, but I'll definitely check earlier on the rewind, and later, too.

At about noon, the eggs were in view, no obvious pips.  Won't be very long, though.
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Re: Spartan Stadium, Michigan State U 2023-24
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2024, 04:11:34 PM »

Gotta be soon for eggs to hatch.