Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Peregrine Falcon Update: Yes Virginia there is a nest!

Picture taken from last year of the female

I am now almost certain the Peregrine Falcons are nesting on top of the Unum building in their usual nest box. I saw both of them for the first time in weeks, right at the ledge of the nest box; they were in the midst of a nest switch off, I believe. The falcon on the ledge would remain there for only a few seconds until it went inside the nest box, presumably to incubate eggs. On another note, I spoke to Emily and it doesn't appear that Fish & Wildlife will be making a visit to the nest site until banding is done this summer, so it looks as if there will be no egg count. I will post updates as I get more information.

Just thought I'd share!


Chris said...

Let's hope they will get nice chicks that you will be able to take pictures off! The one you have there is gorgeous!

NCmountainwoman said...

Yeah! I'm looking forward to the pictures.


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