[Tweeters] sno-falls peregrines
crazydave65 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 16:35:14 PDT 2013
the falcon has settled in on her eggs as of yesterday afternoon, thus the
incubation clock has started. assuming all goes well, the brood should
hatch in a bit under five weeks with fledging seven weeks after that.
Rough numbers april 26 and flag day. the nest is near the far fight end of
the large ledge nearest the falls (the left end of the rock face), which
has been the most used nest site over the years. as was the case two years
ago, she has excavated out a sandy spot. the brooding bird is partially
hidden behind a clump of grass. this bodes ill for the overall success of
the clutch if the weather is rainy or blustery. the eggs seem to do better
if they are on a rocky, aerated surface as opposed to one which can get
damp and cold in blustery weather. the last time they used this ledge most
of the eggs did not make it. the ledge has silted in over the years as
time has gone by. it used to be quite rocky, but of late has become sandy.
only time will tell if the nest site has good feng shui, i guess.
fall city, wa
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