Congratulations are in order for Valcor and Patriot.
Valcor laid her first egg on Saturday, April 9th around 5:00 PM. Then late Monday evening she laid her second egg. We’ll likely see a few more eggs laid in the coming days with 4 being considered a full clutch. Peregrines generally lay an egg every other day.
Incubation generally begins after the 3rd egg is laid so you’ll also see the eggs being left unattended from time to time until then. This is nothing to be concerned about. Once incubation begins we’re looking at roughly 33-35 days until the eggs hatch.
Peregrine Falcon Nesting Facts
- Clutch Size: 2–5 eggs
- Number of Broods:1 brood
- Egg Length: 2 in, 5–5.2 cm
- Egg Width: 1.6–1.9 in, 4–4.7 cm
- Incubation Period: 33–35 days
- Nestling Period: 35–42 days
- Egg Description: Pale creamy to brownish, dotted or blotched with brown, red or purple.
- Condition at Hatching: Helpless, covered in whitish down, with eyes closed, weighing about 1.5 ounces.
Stay tuned over the next month to watch for baby eyases.