It’s a sad day at City Hall, as one of San Jose’s four falcon chicks born last month on a ledge on the 18th floor has died. Unita, the only female born to parents Clara and Esteban Colbert, fell while trying to retrieve food from its mother. The bird was not quite ready to fly.
Unita was born in April along with three male chicks: Hermes, Shadow and Ahote’. Names for all four were suggested by San Jose schoolchildren in an online contest.
This is Clara’s fifth nesting season at City Hall, and her third with mate Esteban Colbert.
The FalconCam, a live streaming video of the falcons’ nest, can be viewed on the city’s website at http://www.sanjoseca.gov.