May 29 2010

Good Mom!

Published by at 7:00 am under Peregrines


This picture is not recent — it was taken on May 4 — but I knew you’d like it. 

This is Val, the female peregrine at the Westinghouse Bridge, protecting her nest and eggs.  Her chicks hatched some time before May 21 (we’re not sure when; there’s no webcam) so her babies are about a week to ten days younger than those at the Gulf Tower. 

She’s very protective. 

What a good mom!

(photo by Joshua Parry)

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Good Mom!”

  1. Donnaon 29 May 2010 at 8:36 am

    Great photo! Do we know if all 5 eggs hatched? Has Beth banded them yet? Hope you have a great fledge watch today!

  2. Lucieon 29 May 2010 at 10:28 am

    You’re right – I did enjoy the picture of Val I only wonder how someone was able to catch it at just the right time! And where will all the new babies end up…… 15 that we know of….hope they all survive!

  3. Marie Gon 29 May 2010 at 10:50 am

    But did our COL youth fly yet? Of all times for the streaming to be down…
    I keep my eye on the still camera when I can and it is sure looking like the kids are ready.
    I bet our Dorothy is so looking forward to an empty nest…The kids are brutal when dinner is trying to be served.

  4. Jennieon 29 May 2010 at 2:34 pm

    This photo reminds me of Dorothy on banding day – “Don’t even think about touching my babies!” Good mom, indeed.

  5. Mary DeVon 29 May 2010 at 2:47 pm

    What a great pose! I know she’s being protective, but it almost looks like she’s showing them off for the camera.

  6. Carolon 02 Jun 2010 at 12:19 am

    Happy to know that we have another family of falcons in the area – good luck to Beth on banding day – this falcon means business.

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