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Eyas Total For 2010: Two

Archer visits the eyases

Archer visits the eyases

Sometime during the night it seems that Beauty disposed of the remaining unhatched egg. Either she decided it was non-viable, or it became damaged. She may have consumed it or just removed it from the nest. We’re not exactly sure what happened to it, since the actual disposal wasn’t captured on any of our cameras.

It’s not unusual for first-time Peregrine parents to have some of their eggs fail to hatch. 2002 was the first year that Mariah and Kaver were together. Mariah laid four eggs that year but only two hatched.

We’d have welcomed three eyases, but for new parents, two is an excellent number. It gives Archer and Beauty an opportunity to hone their parenting skills. The basics come naturally to them; caring for young is instinctual. But like anything else, they’ll get better with practice. We’re already seeing Archer being more consistent with bringing food to Beauty, and he’s looking a little more comfortable keeping the eyases warm while Beauty gets out for a little hunting and wing stretching of her own. Beauty is doing a great job of feeding the eyases, and with just two hungry mouths to feed, it’s likely both of the young falcons will get plenty of food.

9 Responses to “Eyas Total For 2010: Two”

  1. Debbie H. Says:

    Thank you, as always for educating us and caring!! God Bless!

  2. Maureen in MA Says:

    Yes, thank you very much!

    Speaking of Mariah, it’s a little sad that there have been no sightings of her by anyone. I guess the positive in that is that she’s safe from Archer and Beauty. We wouldn’t want a repeat of last year.

  3. Joanie Johnston Says:

    What happened last year, maureen? I’m new to the site. thanks.

  4. Joanie Says:

    Sorry. I just spent the last two hours catching up! I’m wondering now if Kodak has reopened the tower and might allow Mariah (should she return) to nest there without cameras. Anyone know?

  5. FS Says:

    If Only PEOPLE followed the same example of raising thier young.

  6. Kathy Villone Says:

    I’m glad the eyas’s are doing well as mom and dad. It is true, two is a good amount, food a’plenty for all. Good work. They are adorable.

  7. Kris in Rochester Says:

    Renovations are still under way at Kodak and should be for some time. I don’t think they have any interest in putting a nestbox back up, afterward. Also, I think a nestbox there would be too close to the Times Square nestbox.

  8. Carol Lamont Says:

    no updates and my question was removed.. what is the problem??

  9. Jess Says:

    @Carol, can you repost your question? The original might have gotten caught by our Spam filter.

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