Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yes Another Peregrine Falcon Post

I wanted to post about the Peregrine Falcons again and remind people that you can see the pictures of their nestlings either at the bottom of by blog page or by using the Peregrine Falcon bookmark located on the right hand side of this page. The falcons spent the vast part of their day perched on the Unum building and the 446 Main Street building. I am guessing they are on the lookout for both avian and non-avian threats to protect their young. What makes this most notable is the fact that they are spending less time feeding the nestlings and more time protecting them.
Here is the male on top of the 446 Main Street building where he was for at least 2 hours today off an on.

He spent his entire time looking around scanning for potential threats.


You will see the female Peregrine Falcon perched on the upper left ledge of this picture. Look closely in the nest box and you will see one of the babies on the side nest box and the other tucked away to the right of the front nest box. Mamma was there at that same spot when I got there this morning and there when I left too. Based upon the falcons strong parental instinct, it will certainly be interesting to see how they react when the youngins get banded! To be continued as always.

12 comments:

Ratty said...

These updates of the falcons are fun. I've never before seen a story of the life of a bird of prey like this. I never knew they had to protect their young like that.

Mildred said...

Very fascinating to follow.

Abe Lincoln said...

These are beautiful birds and you did a good job taking their picture. Nice post. Did you see the Pileated Woodpeckers on or along the Miami Bike Trail.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Kim, I love the Peregrine Falcons.. They are such gorgeous birds. I cannot wait to see the babies when they come out of the nest. CUTE!!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Carol said...

Good picture. They are a beautiful bird. I'm waitng for the young ones to come out. Have you been able to see what they are feeding them?

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Ginnymo said...

I love these posts Kim!! They are getting more exciting now..LOL

Kelly said...

...these are really nice photos. (I knew we'd hear from you before the end of your busy week. Keep the updates coming.)

Jayne said...

I suppose they bring in substantial meals to keep them fat and happy for some time now. It's so neat to be able to follow along with you Kim!

Chris Petrak said...

I love your whole series on the Peregrine

Shellmo said...

I love all these updates and photos on your beautiful falcons!! I am anxious to see their babies and I know you will be estactic when that day happens!

troutbirder said...

This is so interesting. And to think they beautiful birds were almost extinct throughout their range.

Little Brown Job said...

Loving these updates on the Peregrines, keep them coming!

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