Brian J McCaffery
2 Jun 2007
- Ingakslugwat Hills
- 61.37 -161.9886
- 170 meters
- Sennheiser MKH 20
- Telinga Parabola 54.7cm/15.5cm (21.5in/6.1in)
Female Gyrfalcon flew off from nest at 0:03. Chicks heard squealing briefly just before her take-off. Beginning at ~0:11, you can hear some faint chuffs, and then squeals resuming at 0:14--both chuffs and squeals are just-hatched young.
In the five plus hours prior to this take, the female was constantly shifting in the nest, plus was seen eating an egg-shell. Thus, these recordings occurred on the day of hatch. This take was also the first time all day that the young were actually heard, let alone recorded. Female flies back to nest at 0:25; chicks' squeals and chuffs heard after that point as well.