Huge News!!! Athena Has a Hatch at the Quarry!!

May 25, 2014 - Stoney Creek

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Yesterday Bruce and I went out to Stoney Creek to check in on Athena and her mate who we believe to still be Craig (but have yet to confirm) to see whether they have been successful in having a hatch yet.  We found Athena in the nest cavity with her wings cupped and standing elevated and we both positioned ourselves for hopefully a peek at what she had.

After about 10 minutes of Athena shuffling around in the cavity, in comes the male and lands just to the left with food.  Athena exited the cavity to take the prey and we could see in the scope view two tiny little white heads peeking up ready for dinner!!  The feeding took about 10 minutes during which time we could see the chicks fairly clearly and it looks as though they are about 5 days of age.  Because of the distance across the quarry we can’t say for sure if it is just two or exactly how old they are but there are kids in the house nonetheless!!

Congratulations to Athena and her mate!!  We will be out again to check on the chicks as they get older!