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Old March 29th, 2010, 01:57 PM
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Hamilton Peregrine Falcons 2010 Season

They are back! Well they never really left...Our resident falcons dont migrate so they stick to the area pretty much all season but regardless I feel its important to welcome them back for another season of nail biting!!


Heres is an update from today! I have enclosed a picture for those of you that may not have seen our falcons from last year!

I'll keep you all posted as things proceed!
Here is the link to the live cam...

http://falcons.hamiltonnature.org/?wide



WAY TO GO MADAME X - RIGHT ON SCHEDULE!

March 29, 2010 - For the sixteenth year in a row Peregrine Falcons have laid an egg in the Sheraton Hamilton nest. Thanks to an alert from our friends at the Virgin Mobile counter in Jackson Square, which is just a few feet from our TV monitor, we have been able to confirm that around 10:30 this morning Madame X deposited what we hope is the first of several eggs of the 2010 season. This is a year to the day after the first egg appeared last year. Stay tured! If all goes well the next egg will arrive in 24-36 hours. The photo at left shows Madame X at 12:45 today. Unfortunately her shadow is blocking the camera's view of the egg, but it was easily visible by telescope from the Stelco Tower.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Is that Madame X sitting on the egg in the nest cam shots? She's such a good Mommy!
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Old March 29th, 2010, 02:40 PM
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Great Winston ....I was about to pm you any day now to ask when we could expect to see Madame X again.....1 year to the day, what a timepiece she must have built in.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 03:29 PM
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Hazel yes thats our Queen! she will pretty much be on those eggs until they hatch or she decides to give Dad (Surge) some time which she does! sometimes its hilarious because she will let Dad sit on the eggs and when she returns he doesnt want to get off them so she sometimes has to get mad at him and then he gets off rather quickly!

Sorry all the men out there but the women wear the pants in the Falcon world!

Chris! I have been waiting patiently for them to come on line cause I see the falcons all year round an am generally looking for any news on them!

She laid an egg exactly one year ago to today! God their body clock is right on schedule!!
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Old March 29th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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Is this the same male from year to year, Winston? I forget how monogamous falcons are...are they lifetime paired or just seasonally paired?
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Old March 29th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Life tiem paired but falcon fatality's are great so it sometimes last a long time but Madame X is on her 3rd or 4th mate now? The big hurdle for them is also territory battles! if you loose you can loose your mate! I think this is the 4th year for Surge and her.
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