First Peregrine Falcon Egg of the season

For the last four years, the once endangered peregrine falcons have nested at The Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park. Interpretive Guide Kevin Snair has been monitoring the site hoping for signs of nesting again this year. Yesterday he witnessed the peregrines around the nest site leaving him optimistic that they would again raise their young in a location that could be viewed by park visitors. Today he set up his camera again, seeking confirmation of their intent to nest. After a few hours of intermittent activity, Kevin settled down to witness the laying of the first egg of the season. "I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the egg appear." It is extremely rare to witness a peregrine lay in the remote wild but to capture it on video was an amazing moment for Snair.

This marks the beginning of another great year for birdwatching at the Hopewell Rocks. Along with the peregrines, the Hopewell Rocks enjoys thousand of semi-palmated sandpipers in late summer as they come to feed on our rich mudflats. The Hopewell Rocks officially opens on May 17th. Their Interpretive Guides look forward to sharing this and many other wonders with their guests.

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Comment by Paul Cormier on May 12, 2013 at 2:02pm

Incredible!!! Thank you for sharing and thank you for your patience and sure paid off!

Comment by Janet Cormier-Churchill on April 29, 2013 at 7:18pm

This is so beautiful.  Thank you for sharing.  I'm hoping I get to see them this season.

Comment by Rick Snow on April 29, 2013 at 11:17am

 Thank You. It was an amazing thing to see.

Comment by Cindy Quinn on April 29, 2013 at 10:34am

Nice Job!  Looking forward to your next installment, Kevin. I live about 15 minutes from the Rocks & the wildlife around here is truly amazing!!  God's country for sure.

Comment by Carolyn Ridgley on April 29, 2013 at 10:12am

This is an amazing video - tears welled up both because of the 'intrusion' of this intimate moment in nature and because of the delicate way in which you filmed it. Truly beautiful. 

Comment by Gisela Low on April 29, 2013 at 9:29am

OMG that is absolutely magnificent.  Just wonderful, wonderful.  


Comment by Barbara Breau on April 29, 2013 at 8:09am

This is beautiful to watch, Kevin.  Thank you so much.

Comment by Bev Christie on April 29, 2013 at 7:42am

Thank-you so much for sharing this video!!  Truly awesome!!!

Comment by Joanne Gautreau on April 29, 2013 at 7:32am

Wow! Kevin great video ..Thank You For Sharing With Us ... AWESOME...

Comment by Nicole Benoit on April 29, 2013 at 6:58am

Wow! fantastic video,thanks for sharing.

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