Tuesday, October 02, 2018

The Falcons at 367

The falcons are back atop a city building after last years disastrous breeding. While they were good parents, unfortunately it is suspected that they fed their chicks some pigeon meat from birds that had been poisoned. Sadly the three chicks died.

Fingers crossed that it won't happen again. The policy is not to interfere with nature any more than allowing them to next where they want, and the camera of course.

Just this morning the first chick broke out of its shell. People must be excited with many tuned into the webcam, so there is some buffering at times.

http://www.367collinsfalcons.com.au/


14 comments:

  1. Fingers and toes crossed.

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    1. EC, yes. It was so sad last year to see each chick perish in succession.

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  2. I think I see two now! Like Elephants Child ... I am crossing fingers and toes ... oh and my puppy's paws!

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    1. Lady J, that is great. It is hard to tell as they are just fluff balls when they break free.

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  3. Why do people poison pigeons, that's sad that the chicks died !

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    1. Gattina, I don't like pigeons and they are a pest species, but I don't think poisoning them is allowed. At worst, they can be trapped and humanely gassed.

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  4. It is great that anyone can see them from the webcam without disturbing them. Let's hope it is successful this year.

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    1. Marie, it is great, but let's hope there is not such sadness as last year. It is not something in my daily thoughts, but are not animal instincts to nurture young just amazing.

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  5. I enjoy watching bird cams.

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    1. Strayer, I used to watch a lot of cams, but so many of my favourite ones closed down.

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  6. So sweet :) hope they make it this time.

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  7. How exciting. Toes crossed (fingers firmly on the keyboard) these survive.

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