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Rochester peregrine falcons welcome first egg of 2020

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Life as we people realize it has modified dramatically. However for Rochester’s enduring peregrine falcon pair, Magnificence and Dot.ca, the whole lot is happening as scheduled.

The 2 birds of prey, who’ve produced offspring every spring since 2012 in a nest field excessive atop downtown’s distinctive Occasions Sq. Constructing, welcomed their first egg of the 2020 season at eight:02 a.m. Monday, experiences Twitter account @Rfalconcam of the Genesee Valley Audubon Society.

The group’s web site has cameras skilled on the nest field (in addition to a second one on the Powers Constructing) 24/7, so folks can watch streaming video of extra eggs being laid and all the following peregrine falcon household drama — from hatchings, which usually happen in mid-Could, to the event of the infants (referred to as eyases) into juvenile falcons, who ultimately be taught to fly and depart the nest.

Final 12 months, Magnificence produced 4 eggs that yielded three male falcons and one feminine, the primary of which hatched Could eight.

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From 2019: Child peregrine falcons hatch excessive above downtown Rochester.

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