San Jose Falcon Chick Dies

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    SJ City Hall Falcon Cam
    Clara Esteban with her first egg of the 2010 season.

     One of three falcon chicks living atop San Jose City Hall died  this morning for unknown reasons, a city spokeswoman said.
         
    The male falcon chick was known by fans as "Little Boy Blue,"  spokeswoman Sara Wright said.
         
    The falcon chicks were born last month on a ledge atop San Jose  City Hall. This is Clara's fourth nesting season at City Hall and her second with mate Esteban Colbert.

    The death comes on the same day voting closed on a naming contest  for the chicks -- the offspring of celebrity falcons Clara and Esteban Colbert.

    The female has been named Maya.  Her name was submitted by Megan, a first-grader at Forest Hill Elementary.

    The remaining male has been named Kekoa (pronounced keh-KOE-ah).  His name was submitted by Tiffany, a sophomore at Independence High School.
         
    The names in the poll were suggested by schoolchildren in San  Jose.      
         
    The FalconCam, a live streaming video of the falcons' nest can be  viewed on the city's website at this link.

    Bay City News