The Blog

_W7I4814-001

Lawrence Peregrines: adult male, leg bands 6/4

Under mostly cloudy skies, little wind, and temp around 60F, stopped by the Ayer Mill Clock Tower for a look at the Peregrine Falcons.  The adult male, with black/green leg bands, was perched on the outside edge of the next box.  Both individuals of a breeding pair may remain near the nesting site after breeding […]
read more

_W7I4799-001

Lawrence Peregrines: adult male on upper ledge

Made a short visit to the Clock Tower with little to see upon arrival.  A few passing gulls and Double-crested Cormorants in flight over the Merrimack River.  Then a bolt of speed came in from the NW with a definitive flight pattern that could only belong to a peregrine.  Sure enough, the adult male arrived […]
read more

_W7I4790-001

Peregrine Falcon: Woburn adult male

Monday morning visit to quarry with sighting of perched adult male nestled on a ledge, in the shade, with no activity.  As always, many pigeons in flight nearby, but no other birds or hawks that might  have prompted falcon into flight.  Mostly sunny conditions with little wind and temps in low 60’s.
read more

_W7I4213-001

2 Bald Eagle adults and 1 fledgling!

Had a nice chance to observe two adult Bald Eagles and a fledgling this morning, along the Merrimack River in Essex County. The fledgling leaped up into flight from rocks along the river bed. It then hopped from one perch to another and then remained in place for a while under overcast skies, light rain, […]
read more

_W7I4114-001

Two Peregrine adults and one fledgling at Clock Tower

The 2017 hatch year fledglings made first flight almost 8 weeks ago.  Three of the fledglings have been seen regularly around the Clock Tower.  The first fledgling left and has not been seen since fledging.  At this stage of growth, parents provide two important things to the young falcons: predator protection as well as food […]
read more

_W7I4052-001

Bald Eagle juveniles on the Merrimack River

The 3 fledgling Bald Eagles continue to be seen along the Merrimack River in Essex County.  They remain fairly close to the general nest site location and seem to maintain a lessening dependence on the parents for food.  After fledging, they were very vocal and begging for food.  The incessant cries for food have diminished […]
read more

_W7I3938-001

2017 Fledgling Peregrine Falcon

As the weeks move by, three of the four young peregrines that fledged this year continue to be seen around the Clock Tower and other nearby perch locations.  They remain somewhat dependent on parents for food and protection.  This was a late afternoon visit with one of the fledglings perched on the west side of […]
read more

_W7I3895-001

Peregrine Falcon fledgling: Verizon Tower!

While scanning for Peregrine Falcons from near the Clock Tower mid-morning, saw a perched bird on the Verizon Cell Tower on Hampshire Street and made way over for a better look.  It was cloudy and overcast, but was able to get nice looks at one of the fledglings. It had a color-coded leg band but […]
read more

 

4 thoughts on “The Blog

  1. Kate Oliver says:

    Hi, Craig! This site is spectacular! I am working with the 21 st Century program at the Wetherbee School doing a river study of the Merrimack. We took our students on their first barge ride yesterday up river and saw a red tail chasing a great blue heron, many hawks, geese, mallards, and other birds. A rainbow on the way back. I had no idea there were kestrels in the area, nor did I know of the peregrines. My brother ( Craig, also!) has a live video feed of a nest at the top of the Marriott in Boston. I’m wondering if you had time to come share your knowledge with our 3 rd and
    4 th graders at the Wetherbee some day after school? If not, I’ll have them blog you on this site. Btw. I live in a lake in Tyngsboro and witnesses a pair if swans harassing some Canada geese this morning. Can they move! I could go on and on about our wildlife, but that’s for another day. Can’t wait to visit the rookery in NA. Thanks again for your site. Kate Oliver

  2. Jimmy Diaz says:

    I love this site..

  3. betsy says:

    I have added this page to my favorites and will check regularly
    thanks!

  4. Linda Gardner says:

    Craig
    Such a pleasure talking with you and seeing your incredible photos here! I will save this page to my favorites and check it every day !
    Have a great day….
    Linda

Leave a Reply