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Archive for April, 2013

Four Eggs for the Rochester Peregrine Falcons Beauty & Dot.ca! – 4/23/13

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

4 Eggs for Beauty and Dot.ca 4/23/13

This morning at 9:37 am, Beauty laid her 4th egg in the nest box on top of the Times Square Bldg in Rochester, NY.

Beauty Lays Her 4th Egg at 9:37 am on 4/23/13

Dot.ca, the tiercel (male), brought food to Beauty this afternoon and took his turn on the eggs.

Dot.ca takes his turn on the eggs after bringing food to Beauty 4/23/13

Peregrines won’t begin incubating the eggs, or brooding, right away. Believe it or not, that’s perfectly normal for Peregrines. She’ll begin brooding when the next to last egg is laid, so when she starts, we can be pretty sure we know how many eggs she’ll lay– just add one to the current number. Before then, she’ll mostly leave the eggs uncovered. Don’t worry though– Peregrine eggs can survive just fine unless the temperature drops below freezing. If that happens, she’ll sit on the eggs just to keep them warm enough to stay viable.

Beauty and Dot.ca began brooding after the 3rd egg was laid, so chances are, this will be the last egg this year.

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An Early Morning 3rd Egg for Rochester Falcons Beauty & Dot.ca! – 4/21/13

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Early morning, at approximately 2:07 am, Rfalconcam Watchers were thrilled to see Beauty lay her 3rd egg! Our Camera #2 caught the moment the egg arrived.

3 Eggs Beauty Lays 3rd Egg 207 am 4-21-13 Cam 2

We caught a glimpse of Beauty and her three eggs as the sun rose.

3 Eggs Beauty 4-21-13 645 am Main

The Rochester Falcon Watchers reported that Dot.ca brought food to Beauty at 7:40 am and then took his turn on the eggs.

3 Eggs Dotca 839 pm 4-21-13 Main

At 8:43 am, Beauty finished her meal and joined Dot.ca at the nest box. It was Beauty’s turn to keep the eggs warm! This picture shows Dot.ca getting up from the eggs as Beauty watches from the platform in front of the nest box.

Dot.ca Checks Out 3 Eggs Beauty Watches 843 am 4-21-13 Main

3 Eggs Beauty 843 pm 4-21-13

Rfalconcam fans from all over the world will be watching to see what happens next. Will Beauty lay a 4th egg? Be sure to check out the Rfalconcam Cameras at


Two Eggs for Beauty and Dot.ca! 4/18/13

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

More good news! Beauty, the peregrine falcon nesting with her mate Dot.ca in a nest box on top of the Times Square Bldg, downtown Rochester, NY, has laid her 2nd egg at approximately 7:40 pm this evening.

Beauty Second Egg

Over the next few days, Beauty may lay more eggs. Be sure to check out Rfalconcam cameras at:


Beauty - Peregrine Falcon Nest on the Times Square Bldg Downtown Rochester

Dot.ca - Peregrine Falcon Nest on the Times Square Bldg Downtown Rochester

Beauty Has Laid Her First Egg of 2013! – 4/16/13

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

We Here at Rfalconcam Are Very Happy to Announce that Beauty Has Laid An Egg!

At approximately 2:19 pm, some very excited Rfalconcam camera watchers reported that she laid an egg. She had been spending most of her time at or near the nest box the last couple days, so there were many Rfalconcam fans watching, anticipating the arrival of an egg.

Beauty and Her First Egg of 2013 - 4/16/13 at 2:19 pm

Stay Tuned and keep watching!

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