March 30, 2023: First egg for Savanna and Newman; sixth egg for Mother Goose!
We can’t keep up with the spring egg flood! Peregrine Falcon Savanna laid her first egg last night at Great Spirit Bluff and Mother Goose laid her sixth egg sometime before sunrise this morning. It’s still snowy and cold in some places, but spring has sprung in several of our nests!
Note that Newman and Savanna are e-chupping. Peregrines e-chup when they are looking at another peregrine. They might e-chup softly to their mates or more loudly to an intruder. Newman and Savanna show us what e-chupping looks and sounds like between mates, while this video shows what e-chupping (and chittering) looks and sounds like between antagonists: https://youtu.be/S4pzrDR6d5w.