Lawrence Peregrines: Two eggs!

April 7, 2018 in In the Nest Box, Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

2018.0407-001The weather improved from earlier this morning with rising temps and clearing skies.  By the middle of the day the sun came out full force, big winds from the west at 17MPH, gusts up over 25MPH, and temps in the mid-forties.  Made a look a bit after 2pm and what a nice surprise to find the second egg.  The last look was around 10:30 AM….so this second egg was laid middle of the day.  In the past number of years, at this nest location, the first three eggs have usually been laid overnight and about 48 hours apart.  This egg was laid at a bit of a longer interval, at about 56 hours apart.  If this year is somewhat like years past, we are likely to see the next egg on Monday morning, or a bit later in the day…..stay tuned!

Here, the female had departed the nest for a short break, returned to the nest box, and perched for a moment on the outer edge looking in!