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Egg #3

The female Peregrine Falcon laid egg #3 at approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, approximately 62 hours after laying egg #2.

Peregrine with egg #3

The female Peregrine Falcon with three eggs (yes, there are three eggs, there) on the morning of 5 April.

The interval between eggs #1 and #2 was approximately 58 hours.  Intervals between later eggs tend to be a bit longer, but perhaps egg #4, if there is to be one, will arrive Monday evening.   Be sure to check in on the LIVE! video feed streaming from the 18th floor of the Capitol, go there now by clicking HERE.

Nongame Bird Blog

 

About Joel Jorgensen

Joel Jorgensen is a Nebraska native and he has been interested in birds just about as long as he has been breathing. He has been NGPC’s Nongame Bird Program Manager for eight years and he works on a array of monitoring, research, regulatory and conservation issues. Nongame birds are the 400 or so species that are not hunted and include the Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. When not working, he enjoys birding.

6 comments

  1. Joel, when I send a comment there is a comment that says “waiting for modernization”.

    What does this mean?

    j

  2. Joel thanks for sharing the falcon blog and correcting the error from last night

    • Marlene:

      It is our pleasure to share this with you. However, I fixed nothing because I am incapable. Our IT guru Troy is responsible for all the fixing. It is a team effort bringing the falcons to you. Not only NGPC, but we work with our partners with the Office of the Capitol Commission to get things running smoothly!

      -Joel

  3. Hi Joel, do you keep the stats for all the years there has been a nestbox? Ex: how many eggs, how many hatched to success, band #’s, where they have been seen once they fledge? Thanks!

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