Sunday, May 14, 2006

Peregrine Falcon Update: 13-May-2006

Central Park South: Peregrine Falcons

Shortly after I arrived Donna showed up to check in on the falcons. No Peregrine was in view at the time & neither the male nor the female showed up during the 2 hours we were there.

I arrived around 6:30pm at the Gapstow Bridge site. Unfortunately, we can only assume that the female was on nest & the male traded places with the female before we arrived.


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Central Park's Gapstow Bridge
6:33p — 8:45p

Highlights: no falcons were seen while we were there.

• When I arrived no falcons were spotted on any of the usual perches or any of the unusual perches.
• Six Canada Goose goslings approached us on the lawn west of Gapstow Bridge. Both adults were attending the brood. The difference between the adult's white ‘chin straps’ is noticeable.
• The observing session started out sunny & proceeded towards ‘occasional drizzle’. The winds were out of the east yet again.

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• Peregrine Falcon updates — 2006: 13-Apr, 21-Apr, 24-Apr, 26-Apr, 28-Apr, 30-Apr, 4-May, 5-May, 6-May, 7-May, 9-May, 11-May, 12-May, 13-May, 14-May, 16-May, 17-May, 18-May, 19-May, 21-May, 22-May, 23-May, 31-May
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