Egg Number Four
Views into the nestbox this morning revealed a fourth egg. Here we can see the male getting ready to settle in for his turn at incubating the eggs. This is a typical clutch for peregrine falcons and we won’t expect to see anymore. The next big question; of course - is when will they hatch? Peregrine falcons incubate their eggs for between 33-35 days. Incubation usually begins with the...
Early this morning it appeared that there was a third egg in the nest. With the glare, spiderwebs and the female’s diligent incubating - it was hard to get a good clear look. Finally late this morning we were able to capture photos of all three eggs. These eggs are being incubated regularly now. We’ll continue to watch for a fourth egg - if its forthcoming we should see it over...
2nd Egg Confirmed
After much watching awaiting, sharp-eyed Falcon Cam viewers spotted the second egg yesterday at approximately 6:50pm. This morning we were able to get close up views that clearly show both eggs. The female spent some time incubating the eggs today, making it unclear how many more eggs we can expect. Peregrine falcons usually begin incubating after they lay the second-to-last (penultimate)...
First Egg of 2011!
The peregrine falcons in Richmond have laid their first egg of 2011! Although the morning glare made it hard to tell exactly when the egg was laid, shortly after 9:30am an egg could clearly be seen at the rim of the scrape (shallow depression in the gravel of the nestbox). The male moved in and gently rolled the egg safely into the scrape. Peregrine falcons typically lay 4 eggs at a time. Eggs...