Monday, July 6, 2009

Peregrine Falcon Update-July 6th

I have been past due to posting a Peregrine Falcon update and that's mainly because now that the three females have fledged, I don't see them around much anymore. I get glimpses of them here and there, but nothing worthy enough to photograph or post until this morning when I got out of my car to go to work and I saw one of the juvies on top of one of the fixtures at the Catholic Cathedral in downtown Worcester.
The parents continue to keep an eye on them as evidenced in the picture above. One of the adults was perched on another fixture and kept a watchful eye as its young preened and squawked!! I love how young raptors are always calling and practicing using those vocal cords of theirs!

This was the photo from the garage where my car is parked. One of the juvies preening itself.


As an adult continues to keep a watchful eye.

One of the best closeups I could get as the fixtures are way high up in the sky!


Looking over at City Hall in Worcester and watching an arrest in progress I'm sure! ;o)




Speaking of City Hall, the Peregrines seem to have re-discovered this area again. Here is a photo of one of the adults up near the time clock tower on top of City Hall. I put it in black and white because I thought it looked kind of neat!


One in color too.

I am guessing I will be getting more photos now that they are venturing over closer to my area. The juvies are also flying higher now because they are getting stronger and more confident which means there is a good chance they will make it on top of the 446 Main Tower in the next week or so. Maintenance, Parking Lot Attendents and Security Guards are on standby to give me a call when they see it so I can get up there for photos! ;o)

To be continued as always.







17 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Of all of your bird stories, Kim, the Peregrine Falcon story is and has been my favorite. Thanks for the update.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mary said...

How neat that you spotted them and could check up on their progress. Great shots way up there on that church.

Amy said...

It must be so great to watch this family interact and grow. Thanks for sharing their story with us! Have a great week!

Kelly said...

Wow! How wonderful that the three little ladies fledged. Doesn't it feel special for you to look up and see these babies? You watched and reported on them through their entire nesting cycle. Very cool...

Marvin said...

It must be great being under the watchful eyes of Peregrine Falcons.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots.

Jayne said...

It's so good to see them flying about and learning to fend for themselves. :c)

Chris said...

Hi Kim,
Good to see that they are safe and around! It looks like you looked at all possible angle you could get photo of them!! Neat...

Tina said...

Kim,
Nothing like a team effort to continue getting us updated with these peregrine falcons!! Wonderful.
They look healthy and its nice you are still seeing them!!

NCmountainwoman said...

So nice to have an update on the peregrines. It must be something to hear the calls between them and the parents.

Kathiesbirds said...

How nice of those birds to pose on such beautiful architecture for you! I'm glad they are all doing well!

Chris Petrak said...

I continue to exude jealousy over your peregrines - thanks for continuing the story

Rene said...

So glad you were able to catch up with the juvies again! I love following families.

dAwN said...

Thanks for the updates on the Peregrines Kim..good to see the little gals are doing fine.

Abe Lincoln said...

A nice story. I would probably never have spotted them in the first place.

Ginnymo said...

Thanks for the updates Kim! You got some great shots of them!!

matthew houskeeper said...

I like how you have provided updates.
Great story.

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