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Peregrine Falcons: Taunton Green

The world’s fastest animal continues to make a home atop a historic courthouse in downtown Taunton. A pair of peregrine falcons formed a nest in 2013 on the Taunton Superior Courthouse, making the Silver City landmark one of only 30+ locations in the state to host a nest for the aerodynamic bird of prey since the […]
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Peregrine Falcons: Woburn food exchange

Courtship behavior continues between these two adult peregrines with food exchanges and other activities. The male and female frequently visit the nest at the same time, leaning toward each other in a bowing fashion. They may also be seen to exhibit other bonding behaviors. The birds continue to clean up around the nest ledge in […]
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Peregrine Falcon: Woburn female perched

Made a late afternoon visit in search of Peregrines in Woburn under dark overcast skies, wind E at 7MPH, and temp in low 40’s.  the adult female was quietly perched on a favorite utility pole near the Vinkari Safari Indoor Playground.  She reminded quietly perched , very alert, but with no distractions.
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Lawrence Peregrines: copulating

Mating starts as many as four weeks, or more, before egg laying and continues through the process, up to several times an hour.  The male will mount the female, typically no longer then ten seconds, then he will disengage and fly off. Fertilization of an egg happens every 48 hours. After being fertilized, it takes […]
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Bald Eagle adult perched Merrimack River

On a cloudy overcast morning with light rain, winds from the East at 16MPH, gusting 25MPH and temps reaching 40F, was surprised to find an adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree overlooking the Merrimack River.  For most local Bald Eagles, it is nesting time and time for protecting the nest habitat unless not there […]
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Great Horned Owl on nest!

When Great Horned Owl eggs hatch, the downy owlets are the size of newborn chickens. Their mother broods them day and night. A few weeks later, the owlets can be left alone while both adults resume hunting at twilight. Great Horned Owl young remain in the nest for about six weeks, then climb out onto […]
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Bald Eagle: female on nest

Under bright sun, blue skies, light wind and temps close to 60F, was able to observe this female Bald Eagle who has been incubating for the past month.  At this point in calendar, likely use has hatched at least one egg and the young eaglet is now growing!
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Lawrence Peregrines: around the nest box!

Both male and female seen this morning in and near the nest box!  Clear skies, bright sun, light winds from SW and temp around 40F.  The female was hunkered down at the outer edge of the nest box and the male, with leg band barely visible, was perched on a nearby roof edge, keeping watch […]
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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

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