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Offline carly

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2008, 10:43 »
I like to think we're all learning from each other, I know I am learning alot from all of you!

It will be interesting to observe a first time mom, she certainly had great parents to learn from :D

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2008, 13:24 »
It was fun to watch Scout in Columbus this year. we would be all saying move up scout. lean over to feed them all but she eventually got it. and there was S2 in the Netherlands last year that chased the mom out after babes were born . it was a touch and go for awhile as she thought the food brought by dad for the wee ones was for her(mating ritual). it was just something to watch . we went form sad to angry at her to love for her(she was a 2 year old falcon, and had not had a clutch of her own yet)

I am always learning.
that is why at your site I say just never give up hope until  >>>>

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2008, 18:35 »
thought you might enjoy this picture. she turns and calls out and he is there pronto to take over..We now know who the boss is here :D :D :D



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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2008, 18:38 »
Lol..that's great and so true!!! 

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2008, 19:50 »
bev, thanks for the great new pics. 

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2008, 17:06 »
Was speaking to one of my buddies in the Program today by phone and while we were talking the incubating adult got up and it looked like there was one egg and perhaps one broken egg in the box, but no chicks yet.  They are technically overdue, but so were ours by a week, and according to my friend, it not unusual for their birds to hatch out later than the mean average, so no worries yet.

On the less positive side, this is Radisson's first nesting attempt and its later in the year, so if she only has one, that's still a good outcome!

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2008, 17:48 »
She has been so diligent, I hope she gets at least one to raise .. might be a good way to initiate her into first time motherhood.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2008, 07:58 »
I have been watching all the time and I have not seen a broken egg. she laid her last egg on may 25 so that would make today day 32 for that egg so i was not worried. here is a picture from yesterday





I cannot see a broken egg??????

I also have see the eggs this morning  and they looked O.K.  sometimes the shadows in this box play tricks so that is maybe what was happening when they were looking. I ma out for part of the morning but if I get a picture before then of the eggs I will post it.

We have a great male here so I would not think that 2 eggs should be a problem.  but I will take what I can get

It is late for here but just by 2 weeks (to have chicks I mean)
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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2008, 08:12 »
I just wanted to post this form another year.


The first egg was hatched in the early morning hours of June 15th, then the 2nd one hatched just before noon of the 15th and the 3rd just after noon the same day. The runt (we named him "Runt") wasborn almost an entire day later on June 16th. The eggs hatched right on schedule - (mid-June).

May 14: A clutch of 4 eggs were laid, the last one being laid on May 14. While the eggs have been laid, incubation of the eggs only begins when the last or second last egg has been laid. Peregrine falcons, depending on their age, will lay 2-5.


so after reading this I think we are on track as June 15th was day 32 of the last egg to be laid. 

Now I know I ma not a biologist but.....

I am hoping for the best for my nest as we have had so much drama this year.

anyway I am an optimist and never say never .

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2008, 09:00 »
two pictures from this morning .. was not quick enough to get the best one




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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #40 on: June 26, 2008, 09:27 »
Eggs look good for this angle!  I have a company picnic this afternoon but soon as I get home I'll be checking on her again too... like you I hope not to miss the hatching  :)

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2008, 09:51 »
Good Heavens, where is her head... ??? ??? :P

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2008, 09:57 »
She does get herself into some interesting positions doesn't she...it's almost like she's doing a hand stand sometimes  :D  I wonder if she's cooling herself down..must get quite hot under the belly with all that brooding.

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #43 on: June 26, 2008, 10:16 »
i am out now for a few hours but she does handstands and all sorts of tricks

the male is on now. I will post a picture of him later today.. he is so cute also

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Re: U of Alberta - 2008 / Damon & Radisson
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2008, 13:00 »

so after reading this I think we are on track as June 15th was day 32 of the last egg to be laid. 

Just so you know, eggs don't hatch in the order in which they were laid.  Incubation actually begins with egg 3 or the last egg if there are fewer than 3 eggs so that all the eggs should hatch out at about the same time - usually 24-48 hours.  The Radisson chicks last year were a very unusual event.  Our chicks this year, much more usual event.