Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Watched Khlutch

She's keeping it pretty khlose to the chest!
Here is the latest update from the Peregrine site
4/8/2008 :: Brooding Continues, All is Well
The fifth egg was laid sometime in the pre-dawn hours of April 1st. This will be the full clutch and the third strait year a clutch of five eggs has been laid. Egg production is determined by nutrition, an indication that the food base is good, the male is a good hunter/provider or both. There will be approximately five and one half weeks of continuous brooding before the eggs begin to hatch. The adult female will do most of the brooding; the male will cover one third of the duties. The male’s primary duty is to provide food for the female. He usually drops food at a know location called a food cache. The most interesting thing to observe during the brooding process is the interaction between the birds. The female seem to call the shots throughout the entire nesting season.
Ha roo roooo ROOOO - Imagine, females khalling the shots!!!
PeeEss: Here is the link if woo want to khatch some peeks of your ownhttp://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/


One of the pack said...

We know females call the shots. They sure do in this house. Witty and Journey are outnumbered!

Lola, Bat Girl and Lady of Leisure

Jack & Moo said...

Very interesting posts, Khyra. Our hu-mom loves birds, so she's enjoying this. Usually she spends the spring knocking down the barn swallow nests cause they like to build them within snacking distance to our pen. She gets very upset when we snack on birdies, but we can't help if they fly right into our mouths.

Wooos & a-rooos,
Star & Jack a-roo

The Army of Four said...

Hey Star and Jack a-roo-roo-roo,
That's why they're called 'swallows'. Hee hee hee!
PS: Our food cache is called "the kitchen". :)

Jack & Moo said...

Ha-roo-roo-roo, you've got us howling at that one, Ammy! You tell the BEST jokes!

Tucker said...

The Human Assistant would be brooding, too, if he had quintuplets!