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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2023, 04:23:00 PM »

Sept. 5, 2023 - 6th in Oz
I think we have egg #2
Dad came cheeping eggcitedly - but left.
I love seeing males so happy about their children. :15heartbeat:

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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2023, 03:05:43 PM »

EGG 3
Sept. 8, 2023 - 9th in Oz

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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2023, 02:26:04 AM »

Hatch watch
October 1, 2023


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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2023, 04:09:43 AM »

October 7, 2023
The eggs were alone uncovered about an hour.
The female looks very ragged.

5 pm USA time
She's been off eggs for a couple hours.
I dont think either one will return.

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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2023, 03:44:11 AM »

October 8, 2023
One parent came Oct 7, sat awhile, left, returned overnite.
I think it was the male. I have a feeling the female is sick, she looks awful.  New male this year may not feel up to raising young alone. Thats my best guess.

LATER
I heard chirping, clicked cam 2
The female's sitting in box #2 - re-nesting?
After while she is chirping with an offcam falcon.
But she stays on the ledge by nest #2
https://youtu.be/xUUK5c-Gsz0

NIGHTFALL in Oz
She appears roosting on edge of cam 2 nest.
No one on eggs.

CONCLUSION
EGGS ABANDONED


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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2023, 03:14:05 AM »

October 9, 2023
Sad male laying on eggs, but its too late for them.
They've gone too long uncovered.

Very sad situation



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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2023, 02:25:57 AM »

October 12, 2023
The female's been hanging on cam 2 - not the nest.  She looks awful, sick.
Today she visited her eggs briefly when it was raining.
I dont believe any wil hatch - they've been alone most of the time for days.

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Re: Melbourne Australia 2023 Collins st falcons
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2023, 02:46:28 AM »

SEASON OVER
October, 2023
Oddly, today is Friday the 13
th.

Dad brings a meal for Mum
Season is over!
Oct 12, 2023 - Victor Hurley wrote:
In closing out the "2023 season", this is a brief statement update on the status of F22 ( female ) and the eggs in the nest box.

F22 has been looking a lot more alert and is still carrying some head injuries.  She appears to have her right eye fully open more often.  However, she has continued to be less than interested in maintaining the necessary regime for successful incubation of her eggs. 

The eggs have had been left exposed too long at temperatures well below the critical 27 Deg C to have survived. These 4 eggs are not going to hatch.
https://youtu.be/vUzBZYEBdEs

The End - of 2023 season




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