Peregrine chicks lazing around!

May 12, 2012 in Chicks Only, In the Nest Box

Both chicks are lazing around in the remaining shade as the later afternoon sun enters more fully into the south end of the nest box.  They have been resting in between feedings and typically huddle close to one another.  The pair of unhatched eggs continues in the nest box.  The eggs would likely have hatched by now if they were still viable.  At some point the parents may dispose of the eggs.  We hear that the same situation has happened in Manchester, NH with 2 eggs hatched and 2 unhatched at the nest located atop the Brady-Sullivan Tower.  More on this in the next few days!