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They're back. The Falcons of Water Street, New York.

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 10 Mar, 2012 05:36 am
There's a bird sitting on an egg in PA.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 10 Mar, 2012 07:06 am
@Roberta,
It may be the eggs relative
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sat 10 Mar, 2012 08:45 am
NEW YORK .....!!
um..
Nothing yet, but the camera is on..

Joe(move along...)Nation
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Sun 11 Mar, 2012 06:39 am
@Joe Nation,
http://falcons.55water.com/news.php

Remember...last year four fledged including Little Pookie!!

Um.... what's the Pennsylvania address?

Joe(still nobody at the NYC site)Nation
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 11 Mar, 2012 07:13 am
@Joe Nation,
The PA address:

http://www.pacast.com/players/falcon.asp

According to Farmerman, the bird sitting on the egg is very likely related to the egg.
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 11 Mar, 2012 04:10 pm
@Roberta,
Two eggs in PA>
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 11 Mar, 2012 04:19 pm
@Roberta,
I hope they make it. LAst year the dumass birds kept leaving theior eggs for long periods and two of em got chilled
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 11 Mar, 2012 04:21 pm
@Joe Nation,
no one home in NYC, but the view up (down?) the river is fantastic just before sunset (now!)
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 09:12 am
Things are not so good this year for hawks and falcons in NYC.

http://www.dnainfo.com/20120312/upper-west-side/beloved-female-hawk-found-dead-riverside-park

joe( Sad )nation
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 12:09 pm
@Joe Nation,
Aww thats a damn problem with these birds of prey. We lost a coopers hawk that had been with is for years and I think we poisoned it by killing rats.
Makes you feel terrible I know.
Sorry people, Itll take a couple of years to restore the pride again I think. maybe one of the fledglings will start up and claim the Water STreet nest area
Eva
 
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Reply Mon 12 Mar, 2012 07:45 pm
@Joe Nation,
The cameras are back on in NYC tonight, but it's too dark to see anything but the lights on the waterfront.

<crossing fingers>
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 05:20 am
@farmerman,
Well, so far, no bad news about the Water Street birds. Those raptors were all Upper West Siders where the parks in which they hunt are regularly poisoned to keep the rat population in check.

Joe(we need about 10,ooo feral cats)Nation
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 06:25 am
@Joe Nation,
they use 1080 which is a deadly poison (some say its THE most deadly chemical poison out there). Hawks are especially vulnerable because they will catch an apparently sick mouse or rat thats in the throws of dying and then the hawk will die too.
Poisoning rodents needs to be monitored more closely ,(weve taken to putting the poison IN a haveahart trap which the rats will trip and die in the trap. I dont wanna be responsible for killing another coopers hawk. (Thats made us ill for a couple of weeks when we found the little guy--he lived in our silo and greeted s every so ofetn with the hawkee chirps).

Having that same thing happen to a red tail is even more sad cause they are such bigass birds
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 08:00 am
Trying to get ready for the show:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SFbbAhqS0O0/T19Qkk-8MbI/AAAAAAAAXoc/h9sh6p5AzlA/s200/Down+the+River+shot+1.png

Joe(how's this/)Nation
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 09:30 am
@Joe Nation,
wait a minit , wait a minit. These are red tails not peregrines. Peregrines are the ones they are trying to restore in the city.
What happened all the peregrine mamas and daddies?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 09:31 am
@farmerman,
The peregrines are the ones we've been following in this thread.

The news about the red tails was a side bar.
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 10:08 am
@farmerman,
They are trying to help all the species.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/the-hawk-cam-is-back-for-another-season/
Joe(chirp)Nation
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 10:24 am
@Joe Nation,
coolio!

love all of the cams (even the cheese and corn cams)
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 12:00 pm
@ehBeth,
the ones from Joes penultimate post was about teh red tails since the names were the same.
PWregrines are what are supposed to be at Water St.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 13 Mar, 2012 12:03 pm
@Joe Nation,
your last post is also about red tails, you can see the diff easily. Red tails are sort of, well, red while peregrines have a purplish vest and coat and are smaller. Also ;peregrines have bigger (proportionally) heads and sm,aller beaks and longer tails
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