2022 Peregrine Cameras

Nutrien

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Seasonal Summary: 2022

The peregrine pair at Nutrien settled in early May and laid three eggs. All the eggs hatched, and the young seemed to be doing well. Unfortunately, all the chicks suddenly died in early July. As of November 2022, the results of the necropsy are yet to be determined.

Camera Timeline

2022-07-09: A Sorrowful End

We have some very unfortunate news at Nutrien. All the chicks have died. The wildlife biologist has removed the birds and will be conducting a necropsy to see if they can determine the cause of death.

2022-06-18: Two Chicks and an Egg

Another egg has hatched at Nutrien. One to go!

2022-06-14: A New Chick in Town

The first egg at Nutrien has hatched! Stay tuned for the next one to hatch.

2022-05-31: Incubate. Incubate. Incubate.

At this time, the birds are doing what they should to keep the eggs safe and warm. It is incubation time. Soon enough, we will see the chicks hatch.

2022-05-12: Brooding the Day Away

The new pair at Nutrien are very diligent with their brooding. It's been challenging to get a glimpse of the eggs, but it appears there are 2 eggs under those beautiful feathers.

2022-05-04: One and Only Egg

Great news! Birds have settled in the nest box, and brooding seems to be going well for the lone egg. The peregrines seem to be taking turns protecting the egg from the strong winds and chilly weather.



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