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Offline Alison

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2009, 18:27 »
According to the website, as of May 16 there are four chicks here! The cam was down earlier; these pics are from last night. I think all four chicks are visible. I love the way Alley is mantling her babies in the second last pic.









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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2009, 20:18 »
Gotta love life!!! :D

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2009, 11:38 »
According to the website, as of May 16 there are four chicks here! The cam was down earlier; these pics are from last night. I think all four chicks are visible. I love the way Alley is mantling her babies in the second last pic.

Do you know what the temperature was there when the photo was taken Alison?  The parents do that not so much as mantling (especially with a roof on their box) but usually as a sun-shade (not necessary here) or to catch & funnel air over the chicks - peregrine a/c if you like ...

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2009, 12:03 »
I can't say for certain, but the high that day was around 30C, and even late into the evening (when it would have been dark, so this is before then) it was still 25C.  so the a/c may have been needed....

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2009, 15:01 »
Do you know what the temperature was there when the photo was taken Alison?  The parents do that not so much as mantling (especially with a roof on their box) but usually as a sun-shade (not necessary here) or to catch & funnel air over the chicks - peregrine a/c if you like ...

The pics I posted were saved at (from the top): 19:21 p.m., 19:20 p.m., 20:10 p.m. and 20:27 p.m., Lincoln time. I cropped them rather than reduce them in size in order to show the babies better, but I still have the originals.

According to weather.com, the high in Lincoln on May 18 was 91 degrees F, and the low was 60 degrees F. There was no precipitation, and it was windy.

Hope this helps.

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2009, 16:01 »
Yup, perfectly explains why Alley was playing Peregrine A/C for her chicks!

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2009, 21:54 »
It's good to see Alley with four babies. They are being well fed - two feedings within about 40 minutes this evening:







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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2009, 22:55 »
It's getting crowded in the nest box now. The chicks all have full crops:









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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2009, 00:29 »
well. as we (not me, but someone) used to say in the Deep South:

"I'm fuller than a tick on a fat hound dog."

that's what those full crops remind me of.  :D

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2009, 20:29 »
Great pic!!! They all look very healthy!

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2009, 19:11 »
The four chubby chicks this afternoon:





I just noticed that there is a "Name the Chicks" contest. Since Alley is from Winnipeg, maybe people from Winnipeg should name her chicks?

http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us/wildlife/webcam/peregrine/namethechicks.asp


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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2009, 19:15 »
They are running out of room!!!

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2009, 19:46 »
These chicks have no ledge room. Is it as small as it looks, and why would a falcon want to nest there, as they say, couldn't swing a cat around, not that I would. If I am remembering right this box won't be there next year. I guess if other nests have worked there, why not again, just find it amazing!

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2009, 21:37 »
It will be interesting to see if Alley will like the new "condo" - she's been here for 4 years now I believe ... Mariah in New York wasn't enamoured of her new accommodations this year ...

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Re: State Capitol - 2009 / 19/K & Alley
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2009, 22:48 »
I wonder what the new condo looks like - I hope Alley and her mate will accept it. While Mariah didn't accept her new nest box location, although the nest box was the same one she had used all these years, the Jersey City falcons accepted the new nest box provided for them this year as soon as it was installed (they have three chicks in the nest).