Friday, May 23, 2008

Tragedy Downtown!

So yesterday I introduced you to my feathered friends. There were three of them and an egg. That all changed this afternoon. I checked on them about 11am and all was good. The chick was walking a bit and looked that much stronger than it had yesterday. The egg didn't change much. All looked well. I got back to work and a while later my coworker came over and bore the bad news. The chick and the egg were gone! My coworker said she saw the mama fly off with the dead chick body and the egg in two trips. I was horrified! I feel a loss. They say she might have another clutch. I sure hope so. The adults are much more active without a nest though. I will still be watching my fewer, feathered friends.

3 comments:

Sasha said...

Awwwwww! That is so sad. Where did the mama take the dead chick and egg I wonder? How did they die I wonder? Is there an online support group that goes along with this webcam? Soooo sad.

Cerra Hawkins said...

The people who set up the webcams should be responsible enough to setup a support group too. I haven't seen them for days now. I think they have all gone...

Cerra Hawkins said...

Go here for updates about the feathered friends.

http://wildlife.utah.gov/peregrine/