From The Falcon Wire
3/16/2021 :: First egg of 2021 nesting season
Once again, the natural world has provided an example of resiliency. With the new male falcon 85/AK in place, there's additional news to share. Today at about 11:15 AM, the first egg of 2021 was laid on the 15th floor ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building. This is four days later than last year. Falcon incubation normally lasts 31 days, so the first fledge should occur around May 31. This positive development indicates that another brood will be adding to the population of falcons within Pennsylvania.
The question remains, how many eggs will 48/AE lay this year? The female peregrine falcon lays her eggs in two- to three-day intervals, until the clutch has three to five eggs, with four being the typical number. Stay tuned to PA Falcon Cam to find out!