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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:21 PM
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She looks so proud and protective! Yay!!!

Is that second egg opening up, too?
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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Omg,what great pics,what a great mom she is,I'll never tire of following these events every year,thank's Winston!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Hazel I see a little pip so I am thinking that one is coming along too!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Saturday May 7, 2011 - Starting around 3pm today, Falcon Watchers saw the first egg start to crack, and then a second started cracking as well. At 4:32 the first chick of the 2011 season made its debut! As of 5pm the second is still working on her shell, and will be out of it soon! Keep a close watch!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:22 PM
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2 down 1 more to go! Happy Mothers Day!

Well Madame X and Surge were blessed with their 2nd chick a few hours after the 1st arrived! How awesome to see the family so far! The fun begins feeding them all now! Surge is an awesome food provider so they certainly wont go hungry. Enjoy these few pics they are a couple of tender moments!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:22 PM
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Wow! Looks like the first one has already grown!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:27 PM
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I know its amazing Hazel...hard to imagine that they are all grown up in about a month and 1/2 eh?? The go through some funny looking stages...especially when their crop is full after a feeding...they look like a top heavy pilsberry dough boy!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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I've always wondered if it hurts to grow so fast!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:46 PM
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I often wondered if they get itchy when those large dark pin feathers come in through the downy white ones!
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Old May 7th, 2011, 08:48 PM
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Oh, ya!!! That looks itchy for sure! But they never act like they feel too uncomfortable
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Old May 8th, 2011, 03:27 PM
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Shift change and Daddy on duty!
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Old May 8th, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Winston,those pics are amazing,just look at those little chicsamazing
Thankfully the weather is nice,they won't have to freeze,mom and dad are soooo beautiful,thank's Winston!
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Old May 9th, 2011, 07:28 AM
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And then there were 3!!! Woo hoo! now the fun begins!

Arent they so sweet!
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ohhh the third hatched!!! are they choosing names for them yet??? thanks so much Winston for the pics and updates, I always enjoy them!
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Old May 9th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Melinda they will name them once they bring them in to band them. Usually they pick something special like in past years they named them after all of the waterfalls in the Hamilton area and one year a group of school children named them so we will have to wait and see.

They also need to grow more so that we can tell whether they are male or females.

Yes they all hatched on Mothers Day! she is always right on with the date but yesterday it was all 3 of them hatching.
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I've always thought it was amazing how eggs laid on different days could be regulated by brooding to all develop and hatch on the same day!! Obviously Madame X and Surge are very good at it.

They're such little fluffy things when they're just out of the egg!
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Old May 11th, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Some pics from today! They just crack me up the expressions they have!

I was a little worried in some of the more recent pics only seeing one chick but the other 2 are under the cement area of the wall there is some space under there...
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That last little guy or gal looks a tad grumpy.
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They always look sooo ugly or grumpy! but wait till they grow up are they ever gorgeous! I love the slate gray bluey some of them end up like. Also when their immature they have the browny gold color! love that too! geesh I just love them all around!

I bet the youngin isnt too grumpy but Mommy probably is!!! having 3 mouths to feed! actually Surge is a good food provider and great teacher of flying schools for the chicks!
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Thank you Winston for keeping us updated
It's amazing that those fluffy white little thingys will become as beautiful as mom and dad,I am glad they all hatched with no problems
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Me too Chico!! I am waiting to see what their feet look like this year! Past few years they have had a couple that have caught a resperatory infection which results in blue feet. They did mamage to give one of them named "Blue Foot" some antibiotics when she was caught after fledging but it didnt really clear it up that I know of and then they fly away and you never know!!

Madame X's brood is getting smaller each year! as she ages! but she is an amazing mom! and she has had some pretty amazing mates over the years. I am pretty sure Surge is her 4th mate now. She has also been a foster mom so that tells ya something!
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Thanks for the updates, Winston.
I love the new camera - it's so much better than the old one.
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Update from the site......

THREE HEALTHY CHICKS - THOUGH SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T SEE THEM ALL...



Wednesday May 11, 2011 - Don't be worried if you can't see all three chicks the whole time. Right now they are small enough to hide under the overhang on the right side of the ledge, under the bricks. But rest assured that all three are healthy and strong. The photo at left shows nicely bulging crops on the throats of all three this monrning. A sign that they are eating well! The full picture from which this was cropped (pun intended) shows Madame X bringing them a meal. You can view it in the Favorites Gallery.
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when they face the camera, the expression on their little faces looks like those two old men from the muppet show *L*
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I think they are still kinda cute when they are little

Thanks for keeping us updated, Winston.
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Winston,they are just ugly adorable..I see yellow feet,that means they are healthy,right??
The other 2 are just sleeping I hope..
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 09:11 AM
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Yes Chico they are fine! its pretty scary seeing them lay like that! but you know they only seem to do that when they are just born...after they are grown I have never seen them lay like that! looks like their dead..

Growing like weeds...yes the yellow feet is a good sign.
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