Latest News About the Boise Eyasses


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Here is some really good information about the Boise eyasses and why we may not always be able to see them on the cam – they may be hidden by the box or out of range. “The chicks decided over the weekend that the nest box was no longer as interesting as the outside world. They will now start spending much of their time on the ledge, which is about 40 inches wide and extends the length of the building. Here, they have plenty of space to vigorously flap their wings and take short practice hops in advance of fledging. The north-facing ledge also provides shade and ventilation on hot summer days.

The adults will continue to bring food to the young ones on the ledge. Whenever you hear excited vocalizing, you can be sure an adult is delivering a meal. Even in hot weather, the young ones get adequate moisture from the meat they eat. After fledging, they may drink water occasionally to supplement what they receive through food.

Peregrine Falcons generally fledge about 42 days after hatching.” [June 10, 2013 Peregrine Fund] And to refresh your memeory, here is a photo that I took of the eyasses the other day – all four of them! Enjoy and please VOTE above. Keep Looking Up!

Four little peregrine falcon eyasses. Photo taken from the Eastman Garage, Boise.

Four little peregrine falcon eyasses. Photo taken from the Eastman Garage, Boise.

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