Tiercel

April 19, 2016 Update


Mostly the parents are being “good parents” and keeping the eggs protected and warm. There are at least 4 eggs in the nest and no reports of 5 eggs. The weather in Boise is warming up this week, mid to high 70’s and close to 80, but then a cool down next week to the low to mid 60’s. It’s Springtime in the Rockies! This screen capture was taken this morning at 0900. Keep Looking Up!

Teirsil just stopped incubating and is out for a flight. 62 degrees F already and clear skies. Look close and count the eggs.

Tiercel just stopped incubating and is out for a flight. 62 degrees F already and clear skies. Look close and count the eggs.

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09 March 2015 – Boise Falcons


Shawn-Carmen_Falcon_Graphic-TitledA beautiful morning this morning; full sun, cloudless skies and cool. Temperature about 48 at 10:15am on the Eastman Garage. The falcons seem to be on a schedule. For the past three or four times, they arrive at the box at about 10:20am MDT. People have also been asking what camera I use for these photos. I use a Nikon D5000, with a polarizer on a Sigma 150-500mm zoom.
Usually, but not always, I am on the 5th floor of the Eastman Parking Garage. I was lucky enough this morning to capture the tercel (I think) coming in to the box. The female was already there and came in about a minute earlier. Enjoy these photos and remember, to see them enlarged, Left-Click and of the photos. Keep Looking Up!.

The "Empty Nest" at 1020 this morning. Notice  the "leftovers" on the ledge and on top of the box.

The “Empty Nest” at 1020 this morning. Notice the “leftovers” on the ledge and on top of the box.

The female in the box.

The female in the box.

The Falcon (female) was already at the box. Here comes the tercel (male)!

The Falcon (female) was already at the box. Here comes the tiercel (male)!

The female in the box.

The female is in the box as the tiercel approaches.

Great reflection.

Great reflection.

Closer to a landing.

Closer to a landing.

"Honey! I'm home!"

“Honey! I’m home!”