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Look For Hatching Soon

Incubation shift change

Incubation shift change

Well, it’s getting close to the time when Archer and Beauty’s three eggs should begin to hatch. They’ve been doing a great job of incubating the eggs. In typical Peregrine style, Beauty has done most of the brooding, but Archer has shown him self to be a dedicated egg-sitter too. In an article last month we speculated that hatching should begin sometime between May 16-18. We’re still sticking to that estimate, so we expect this weekend to bring some excitement.

If you haven’t been keeping an eye on things, now would be an excellent time to start. Watch the falcons to see how restless they are. When hatching is near, they’ll get fidgety, changing position on the eggs frequently, in response to the noise and activity they hear from the eggs. If you don’t remember how hatching works (or if you’re new here), take a look at our article on hatching from back in 2007.

Of course, Archer and Beauty are new to us, so we can’t necessarily say if they’ll meet the 33-day incubation time. It could be a few days more, or even a couple less. Your best bet is to keep watching the Rochester Falconcam cameras so you can be sure to catch all the action. Write a comment and let us know when you think the eggs will hatch!

8 Responses to “Look For Hatching Soon”

  1. ei Says:

    Well, I’m sticking with what I said on the forum…May 17 at 6:30AM.

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  3. kinderkids Says:

    Monday would be perfect! May 17 at 9:05 AM.

  4. Kathy Villone Says:

    thanks for the update, as for a date, anytime would be a guess. Hope they are all healthy.

  5. margaret Says:

    I selected the 19th. Although, they seem to be getting restless and looking at the eggs ….especially yesterday’s pictures. We’ll see.

  6. Ashira Says:

    Perhaps 15 or 16 May? 😀 At…2 PM?

  7. Ginkgi Says:

    Saturday the 15th at noontime!

  8. Maureen in MA Says:

    Thank you for the update! AND the great streaming video!! Your hard work and dedication is GREATLY appreciated, as always!! 🙂

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