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Archive for May, 2022

Our 3rd Eyas Has Arrived!

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

At 4:10 pm this afternoon our 3rd eyas broke out of its eggshell. Like the first two, Nova was there to help. Nova handles hatching differently than Beauty did. She will chew on the cracked egg and assist the eyas to break out. This is something we’re not used to seeing, but it’s not harming the eyases. We believe that Nova and Neander are first time parents, so they’re learning.

Once the eyas was free, she immediately tucked it under her. It was a couple hours, before we got a good look at the three eyases as Nova fed them. The first meal wasn’t enough to feed all three, so Nova went out for a larger meal while Neander came into the nest box to comfort the eyases. Nova soon returned with more food and made sure that each eyas was fed.

It’s now 9:30 pm, and Nova is in the nest box covering the eyases and the remaining egg, which we hope will hatch soon.

Every day, the eyases will grow bigger and stronger!

First Views of Our Two Eyases!

Friday, May 27th, 2022
After bringing in breakfast, Neander watches intently
as Nova feeds their two eyases

Since it was too dark to see much after Nova and Neander’s 2nd eyas hatched last night at 8:45 pm, we thought we’d share a few captures from our Rfalconcam cameras early this morning.

It looks like there may be a pip on one of the remaining two eggs. Stay tuned!

Our 2nd Eyas Finally Breaks Free!

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Eyas #2 Arrives

At approximately 8:45 pm, our second eyas broke free from its egg.

Welcome #2! The last two eggs should hopefully hatch soon.

Neander has been providing food to Nova throughout the day. At this time she will do the majority of the feedings.

Happy Hatch Day for the Rochester Falcons!

Thursday, May 26th, 2022
Nova & Neander’s First Hatch

We are so very happy to announce the arrival of our first eyas early this morning at 6:03 am. While most of us were sleeping, this little one was fighting to break free under the watchful eye of momma, Nova.

As you can see in the picture above, there is a pip in the egg next Nova. So it shouldn’t be long before the arrival of a second eyas.

We’re still waiting for Neander to get his first look.

Stay tuned for news of new arrivals!

6:03 am Hatch!
Nova Protecting Her Newly Hatched Eyas

Fly Free Dot.ca

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

We finally have closure for our loss of Dot.ca.

This morning we received an email from Neal, a Rochester Firefighter. While on a 911 call at the old Rochester Riverside Hotel (it was the Radisson Hotel before that), he and his partner found a deceased Peregrine Falcon.

Our contact at the DEC, Amy Mahar, was notified and she came to Rochester this afternoon. She was able to verify that the deceased falcon was Dot.ca, Black Band/13 over Y. It looked like he collided with the building and died instantly.

Dot.ca was an awesome dad. He loved his eyases and after a rocky start, became a devoted mate to Beauty. He did not abandon her.

Fly Free Dot.ca! We have no doubt that you and Beauty are together again watching the sunset.

Introducing Our New Rochester Falcons Nova & Neander!

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
Nova & Neander

Since our new pair arrived, we’ve been calling them UF for Unbanded Falcon (female) and UT for Unbanded Tiercel (male). Well, it’s about time they received their new names.

After a week of intense voting, our Rochester Falcon Fans have chosen their favorite names from a list of names submitted by the Rochester Falcon Watchers. We received 533 votes! Thank you!

UF will now be known as Nova and UT will now be called Neander. These names were chosen by Rochester Falcon Watcher Linda King. Congratulations Linda!

Please join us in welcoming Nova and Neander!


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