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Merri Now Has Four Eggs

Four Eggs Laid

Merri with her four eggs photographed on April 14, 2016. Peregrine falcons lay their eggs in a shallow nest depression called a “scrape.”
Merri with her four eggs photographed on April 14, 2016. Peregrine falcons lay their eggs in a shallow nest depression called a “scrape.”

04/14/2016

Merri laid her fourth and final egg for the season early in the morning of Wednesday, April 13. She and her new mate, Chris, are taking turns incubating the clutch. The eggs are expected to hatch in about a month. Last year Merri and lance successfully hatched 4 eggs: 2 male and 2 female.

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A close up of the 4 eggs in the nest box from April 14, 2016
Chris, being a good dad, is seen incubating the eggs on April 14, 2016.
Chris, being a good dad, is seen incubating the eggs on April 14, 2016.