Monday, August 20, 2007

First and Second and Third Egg for Frieda and Frodo!

Frieda and Frodo are a pair of peregrine falcons nesting on an apartment building ledge in Brisbane, Australia. The first egg arrived just after midnight, on the morning of Sunday, August 19. The eggs are laid at around 48hr intervals. She will actively incubate the eggs when the second and later eggs are laid. With Peregrines, the first couple of eggs are likely to hatch on the same day with the last up to 2 days later. Incubation will take about 33 days with fledging happening around 6 weeks after that. In Australia, peregrine falcons will nest from August through to October, laying two to four eggs. Last year I watched this pair raise 3 healthy eyasses. The webcam has been in operation since 2003.

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