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05-01-2017 Just three chicks this year

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5/1/2017

We have a different situation this year compared to the last several years. One of the eggs was not viable and did not hatch. After almost a week after the other eggs hatched, the last egg looked degenerated. Rebecca dispensed with the dead egg yesterday and even the remaining shell fragments looked abnormal. The three chicks are thriving. They hatched within a day of each other so are very close in size so are equal competitors for food. And the food is plentiful thanks to Kewpee's hunting skills and frequent delivery service!

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04-25-2017 The first chick

4/25/2017

Yesterday morning we spotted the first pip in an egg – a small hole that the chick created with its beak.  That egg hatched today

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04-18-2017 Defending the nest

4/19/2017

Yesterday morning our resident peregrines were excited by the presence of a third peregrine falcon.

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04-10-2017 Parapet camera is down

4/10/2017

The Parapet camera has a loose connection and is not transmitting live feed right now.

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03-26-2017 Four eggs!

Peregrine falcon eggs
3/31/2017

Rebecca laid the fourth egg just before midnight on 3/25.

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03-21-2017 Two eggs!

3/22/2017

Rebecca laid the second egg early in the morning on Tuesday, 3/21/2017

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03-19-2017 The first egg has arrived

3/19/2017

Rebecca laid the first egg early in the morning on Sunday, 3/19/2017

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Kalamazoo Peregrine Update- Late February 2017

3/1/2017

Rebecca and Kewpee are now visiting the nest box multiple times a day and both have been scraping the gravel in the bottom of the box to create a shallow depression where, hopefully, eggs will be laid in late March.

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