I went and checked on them on Friday, May 24th and imagine my surprise when I saw four fledgling-aged chicks! Last time I went and checked on them I saw only a single downy chick; what a difference three weeks can make. They’re super loud and very easy to spot. At least one of them may have even fledged by now, according to a comment left on the contact page of this blog. They were definitely stretching and testing their wings when I was there. I got pictures of them wandering around their ledge, of the female plucking prey, the male keeping watch over the nest, and of the female feeding the young. If you would like to see any of these pictures, head on over to my flickr set here. I’ll leave you with a few:
For those of you who don’t follow MAGANRORD on facebook or twitter you probably didn’t see this update on the Fruitvale Bridge peregrine falcons. Last Friday I went to check the nest and can confirm that they have at least one chick! Here are some pics:
Sorry for the delay in posting this here, I was down in the Monterey Bay area for my birthday, doing a little whale/pelagic bird watching and general relaxing.
There’s been a bit of a lull in posts here in general because I’ve been busy with the end of the school semester and I’ve been working on re-starting my online shop, which is called Primalux. I make jewelry from bones, gold leaf, feathers, and other natural objects, as well as terrariums and a few other things yet to come.It’s something that I used to do a little bit before I moved to Costa Rica, but I’ve been doing quite a bit more with it this time around. If you’re interested in having a look, you can do so here.
Just a quick update: I went over to the Fruitvale Bridge today to check out the falcon situation. While there I took plenty of pictures of the male, who was guarding the tower, but couldn’t find the nest to my knowledge. Just got home and realized that it showed up in some of the pictures I took, so I wanted to share those for people who would like to go view it. It looks like the female is still incubating, so no babies yet.
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The only place I was able to see the nest from was here on the Oakland side. The nest is on the tower next to Alameda, on the side facing the Park Street Bridge.
So this post has been a little delayed, due to a frenzy of job interviews and out of town guests, but a few weeks ago, Logan and Danielle and Miles and I, and Molly Samuel who we met for the … Continue reading →