Lawrence Peregrines: Day 22

May 3, 2018 in In the Nest Box, lawrence peregrines, Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

Sunrise time this morning at 5:36 AM.  Morning weather conditions:  cloudy, wind from W at 6MPH, 70F.

Forecast for day ahead: a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. West wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

2018.0503-001Around 5:48 AM, the female rose up, and departed in flight from the right side of the nest box.  Almost two minutes later the male enters the nest box, moves around, pushes the gravel around, shakes side to side, and rocks forward and back.  He always seems to take quite a bit longer to settle in on the eggs.