Here are the photos of the adventure 2018:
A new nest in place at Théding!
In November 2017, a new nest for Thinging Falcons was installed next to the nest used in 2017. This new nest was designed, made and installed by Guillaume Bontemps. This nest is bigger and better adapted for hawks' nest tracking via webcam. Will our falcon couple prefer this new nest and leave the previous nest? Answer in a few moments ... See you soon for the 2018 adventure with the 'Falcons of Theding'!
The return of the hawks for 2018 ...
Since their return (early March 2018), hawks are hesitating between the new nest placed during the winter (nest 01), and the nest used last year, in 2017 (nest 02). Visits are becoming more frequent, approaching the date of laying!
An owl at nest!
The hawks' nest is pleasing to others. Barnless owls have visited the nest since early April.
A few days (?) Ffom the laying date, hawks still visit several nests before deciding. In this video, we can observe passages in the nest installed during the winter 2017-2018. The webcam is well camouflaged behind a cardboard.
Barn Owl & Kestrel
At night, barn owls visit the nest, during the day, it is the kestrels that pass. (24/04)
Start of the laying!
The first egg was laid on April 25th. Here is the 1st picture. To know all the dates of laying. Click on the link below.
The webcams have been moved in order to get better angles to film the 2018 adventure of the 'Thought Falcons'. An indoor webcam allows you to film the entire nest and then a second outdoor webcam film perch / ledge. Here we can see 2 snapshots of the female. To understand the techniques used to film hawks and visit backstage: click on the button below!
Eliminating an egg!
An egg was damaged by the female on April 29; 5 days later, the female decides to eliminate it by eating it.
The laying is complete
Since May 6th, the laying is complete (5 eggs). First births are expected around June 1st. Sign up for the newsletter (at the bottom of the page) so you do not miss anything!
Arryn and Kaï
Here are the names for the 'Falcon of Theding' who occupy the nest since 2017: Arryn for the female and Kaï for the male!