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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2017, 10:43 »
I quite like that new nestbox...well, for the birds.
Not sure I would be very comfortable in there....
However, am not a bird searching for a penthouse nestbox.  :P

Hopefully once the roof work is done we can add a little extra bling to the nest-tray - ideally we would like to provide a bit of a roof - the site is very protected so it rarely needs anything - this spring was weird, the snow was coming from just the right (or from Hart's perspective, wrong) direction.  When it rains or is windy and both the Radisson and West Winnipeg box are wet, this one stays dry and it is usually very sheltered from the wind.  And don't have to worry about the sun, they only get direct sun first thing in the morning and then not for long.  Have to make sure whatever we do, we aren't interfering with rooftop operations though, so we'll see what, if anything, we can do to improve the nest - it may be that except for fluke snow storms, this site needs nothing more.

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 11:04 »
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/865590844040110081

Like the West Winnipeg nest, mornings are when this nestbox gets the sun as well.  Unlike the West Winnipeg site, this one is much more protected from the wind.  Usually that means they are protected from the worst weather - the snowed-under-nestbox event of (believe it or not) of less than a month ago notwithstanding!  So this morning, Joli got to enjoy some lovely sunny, warm, protected time in the nestbox with the eggs.  As the eggs are due to start hatching in the next few days, she's not getting off them even when its sunny and warm - for her the end of her long incubation is within sight (or sound) and she's not taking any chances!

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2017, 11:31 »
The light wasn't right this morning to get a shot of the eggs - just looked like dark blobs in the shade.  And they are sticking tight on the eggs for longer and longer periods - Joli most of all.  Usually a good indication that she's gearing up fro hatching. 

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/865964165743202304


The weather over the next few days is a bit of a mixed back - 60% chance of rain some days, sunny or partly sunny other days ... I think they will get to the sunny day (Tuesday)  before the eggs actually hatch but only Joli really knows and we will just have to wait and see ...

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2017, 12:02 »
https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/866337036462153729

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2017, 15:13 »
We start incubation counts once the third eggs is laid and we are watching for hatches at day 30 even though most eggs hatch after 32-34 days of incubation.  Logan's 30 day mark was May 20th, so today is the 33rd day of incubation.  At this point I would expect to see the adults "spinning" on the eggs more than they are.  The "spinning" helps the chicks - they tap away and the spins seem to help get the shells open and perhaps help the chicks to tap all the way around the egg - a bit like cracking the top of a soft-boiled egg, you tap and turn the egg so that your tapping is most efficient.  We've seen other adults slow down the hatching process by staying very still on the eggs in the rain - Princess a couple of years ago most notably - her first chick hatched just before a couple of days of constant light rain and cooler weather.  The next eggs didn't hatch until a couple of days later when the rain stopped.  Princess lost the first chick, but the rest of her offspring were fine.  I see the same thing with Joli and Hart right now.  Tomorrow is to be mainly sunny (11 hours of sun) and warmer (high 19C) with a lower probability of precipitation (30%).  Normal for this period is 21C

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/866745944376737796

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2017, 09:03 »
Checked the camera and the recording and still 4 eggs - saw them all intact about 0630h this morning when Joli took over from Hart.  Since then Joli has been parked on the eggs in the morning sun.  This is this pair's usual morning routine, so will just have to keep waiting & watching.

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2017, 13:50 »
No sign of chicks yet, though there was something on one of the eggs - could have been a bit of debris stuck to the eggshell or it could have been the start of a pip ....

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2017, 14:46 »
No sign of chicks yet, though there was something on one of the eggs - could have been a bit of debris stuck to the eggshell or it could have been the start of a pip ....
;D ;D ;D

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2017, 23:28 »
FIRST HATCH!

Approximately 1700h CDT from what I could see of a change in Joli's behaviour on the "eggs".  Got a glimpse at 1739h and chick was dry so had to be a bit earlier.  Tot had a meal (Joli fed) at 1936h and both adults came to check tot out a couple of times before Joli tucked tot and eggs back under her for the night a few minutes later.

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/867234758815866880

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2017, 01:11 »
Congrats Hart & Joli! :)

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2017, 09:02 »
 :D

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2017, 09:50 »
Second Hatch!

Thank goodness for the recorder otherwise it would be so much more nerve-wracking figuring out who's hatched and when!  Second hatch was at oh-dark-thirty and because it is very sunny on the nestbox in the mornings, she doesn't like to get off the kids until the box gets into the shade.  Did manage to catch sight of both chicks but where my eyes can see two chicks, I can't get a clear photo of them.  Best I could do below ... better ones later for sure!

https://twitter.com/mbperegrines/status/867392158638247937

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2017, 10:17 »
Yay.. :D :D

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Re: Logan - 2017 / Hart & Jolicoeur
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2017, 10:28 »
 ;D This is great news. And hopefully we will have chicks at all sites by this weekend.  ;D