Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Peregrine Falcon Update-2nd Juvenile Confirmed & Fleged
I'd wake up this morning still bothered that I didn't see the other juvenile when I suddenly had an "aha" moment. Hey, I wonder if I can see their nesting platform from the 24th floor to where I work?
So I'd make my way there first thing in the morning to find out!. The nesting location is the top floor on the building to the right. In the center is where the old Worcester Galleria used to be but now all that's left is a pile of rubble. I'm still in awe they were able to nest there with all the commotion but they adapted it appears. In fact, the female has become kind of tame and laid back compared to season's past.
Anyhow, I'd get up there and who should I see?
And this is what I'd see. Two vague shapes that resembled peregrines to me. I would be shocked my camera could pick them up as its so far and the view you are getting is basically what I would see with the bins.
Okay, now time for a head count as I have two peregrines but it doesn't mean squat as I can confirm three so need four to make it official.
Male-check as he was still at City Hall
Female-Nowhere in sight
Juve-I'd make my way toward Notre Dame and realize I couldn't see the cross from my building so that would be a "no go" too.
I'd head downstairs for work feeling pretty confident that one of those falcons I was seeing was another chick as it didn't make any sense to me that the fleged juve would make its way back to the nesting platform so held out hope.
I'd head out again before lunch and the male would be on top of my building again and the female on her new favorite chill spot and then something would catch my eye and this is what I'd see.
I'd go back out at 2 and see a juvenile on a different cross than the cross where one was earlier and couldn't see the other juve or the parents so not sure which one this is but by the time I got over there the other chick had fledged so who knows.
I'd go back up to the 24th floor in search for other chicks or either adult on the top floor to People's United and wouldn't see any of them so I'm not sure if there are any other chicks this year or just these two but will keep everyone updated as I get more info.
Now off to eat some fruit and chill. Just got the book The Big Year and it's so hot out there this evening I'm going to park myself in front of the fan and read my book and not move except to turn the pages.
Take care all