May
28
2007

Egg hatch - Athena's baby breaks through

On Saturday, May 26, Buzz blogger Thor Carlson emailed the staff here at the Science Museum of Minnesota that our resident peregrine falcon Athena's first egg had hatched:

Athena the peregrine falcon was quite agitated this morning and I think midday we had our first hatching. Something fuzzy seems to be fluffing out from under her and than about 2 p.m. I saw her picking her beak through half of an egg shell. With the weather being pretty drippy today, she's likely keeping the little one underneath her with the three other eggs.

Stop on up at the Mississippi River Gallery and check out the latest developments...more falcon chicks should be on the way.


Three new mouths to feed: This shot, captured late Monday (5/28) afternoon, shows three new chicks. Athena's going to be busy...

Previous news from the 2007 falcon season.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

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Thor says:

We've been seeing more vultures and osprey circling near the power plant's smokestack lately.....do they have their eyes on some falcon chick hors 'doevers?

-- Thor

posted on Tue, 05/29/2007 - 11:07am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I have seen them circle around my house

posted on Tue, 04/14/2009 - 10:09am
bill's picture
bill says:

Name for one of the hatchlings: Cosmos - from the Greek for "orderley arrangement". Makes sense for offspring of Athena. Lets narrow this name game down a bit - how about narrowing to names of Greek derivation. I mean we are a scientific community. Think Jane Goodall and her F or G famliies of chimps.

I did see Coz on the list of names which is certainly a good nickname for Cosmos.

Just my opinion.

Bill

posted on Fri, 06/01/2007 - 5:35am

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