Apr 23 2008
Pictures are worth a thousand words.
Here are two snapshots from the Gulf Tower peregrine nest on Tuesday afternoon April 22, thanks to Jamie Sehrer and Joanna Steward.
In the first you can see the two chicks who hatched on April 20 and two eggs still waiting to hatch. The baby birds are so tiny and weak they can barely hold their heads above the eggs. In the second picture, Tasha2 arrives to feed them.
The chicks cannot regulate their body temperature yet so Tasha will brood them for about 7-8 days. A brooding mother bird looks a lot like she’s incubating. The purpose is the same – to keep the babies warm.