Lawrence Peregrines: first egg late in day

April 5, 2018 in In the Nest Box, Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

2018.0405.4It is always a joy-filled day when the first egg is laid, and the new breeding season is underway.  It has been a dramatic week with “Crash” getting caught in a major altercation, and having the nest taken over by another peregrine falcon, and then his death.  The first egg has been laid just under 6 days after the big fight.  The female is right on schedule despite this major, unexpected change.  She laid her first egg almost to the day a year ago, and then laid 3 more eggs in the following days.  Once you see the first egg, you can’t help but look in again, and again!  Great news!