Peregrine Falcon, Orange NSW - 2021

  • Thanks for update Scylla albeit not very encouraging news!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Yes, Wendy, thanks to Scylla for the news but a bit worrying. I have not followed Peregrines enough to remember what the adults normally do once their chicks have fledged, namely whether they immediately begin bonding again or if they simply hang out together companionably, only going through the bonding behaviour some months later.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    From Cilla:

    (Not good) NEWS 30 November 2021.

    No sign of Yurruga, I'm afraid. I've looked every day for an hour or two, but he's not been seen since last Thursday when spotted on a roof. He was seen later on the same roof by a colleague in a thunderstorm. It's of concern, not just because by now I would expect him to be using the roost trees and 'flight training ground', but due to the behaviour of the adults, long pair-bonding sessions being rare so soon after fledging. I have a nasty feeling that we may have lost this chap, but will keep looking for another week.

    (The two eggs were non-viable. Probably one was infertile and the other fertilised, but without a formed chick. I removed them and one will go to the Australian Museum (one exploded!).

    Just as well I don't have to be monitoring every minute, as the cam's been dropping out quite frequently.

    Tiger's Osprey Info & World Bird Cams

  • Very sad outcome!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Thanks, Scylla, I agree with Wendy, very sad, but good to know. I feared the worst when he fledged at what seemed a bit too early a date, and a thunderstorm would have been bad news if he was still not flying very well and might not have been able to find shelter. Both parents did look very bedraggled at one point, so that storm might have done for little Yurruga, unfortunately. Interesting to read Cilla's observation about Peregrine bonding behaviour.

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Noting new to report re sightings, some calls heard early morning - of which I couple I could find, I have up trying to find more, people must have much better speakers than my built-in laptop ones.