News about falcons: I’ve been watching the birds in Evanston, and in Amherst — on the university library. This morning in Amherst, the dad is on the nest as their second egg is hatching! Here is the link:
He is smaller than his mate, but sure seems to know what to do. There are two more eggs, and here’s hoping they all hatch by week’s end.
And here is the link to the Evanston library babies — they are almost a month old now, and spend most of their time out of camera range at the close end of their nest area:
My theory as to difference in timing and size has to do with experience. The nesting pair in Evanston returned to their spot after using it for many years. The two-year old falcons in Amherst had to find each other and pair up (romantically!) first, it took a few candlelight dinners, etc. :))) As their blog says: they are “acting on instinct with no prior experience”.
GOOD JOB, ALL! :)))