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Bald Eagles perched in North Andover

Nice looks on cloudy morning at pair of perched Bald Eagles on a branch overlooking the Merrimack River.  They were seen from the Lawrence side of the river from the ball field next to the Essex County pre-release center and were perched on the North Andover side.  No ability to see leg bands, but likely […]
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Peregrine Falcon: Woburn male

Under partly sunny conditions with temps in the 30’s, had a nice time observing the male peregrine falcon perched on a favorite rocky outcropping near the nest ledge.  After 20 minutes, the falcon barely moved, other than to constantly turn its head and look around at nearby birds and a few other minor distractions.
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Lawrence Peregrines: female upper west ledge

Over past few months, at least one of the Lawrence Peregrines has been seen in the morning hours, perched on one of the ledges on the west side just above and to the left of the clock face.  This morning, it looks like it is the female just hanging out and stretching a bit with […]
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Lawrence Peregrine: male with leg band

Nice looks this morning of the male peregrine falcon under overcast skies as it feasted on pray.  The falcon was perched on the base of one of the triangular pediments.  It took a moment to lift its left leg, showing a silver federal band, suggesting it is the male!  No ability to see what it […]
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Bald Eagles: Merrimack River

Went looking for Bald Eagles along the Merrimack River this morning and was delighted to observe a pair of adult eagles perched on a branch overlooking the river.  The vantage point was from the ball field adjacent to the Essex County pre-release center (aka the Farm) in Lawrence.  The eagles were quite a distance away. […]
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Lawrence Peregrines: male on Verizon ledge!

Another cold morning with the male Peregrine resting on a ledge at the Verizon Cell Tower on Canal Street in Lawrence.  The female was not seen this morning.  As temps push below 30 degrees, and often with wind chill making it feel colder, the peregrines are often found on one of these ledges, taking advantage […]
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Lawrence Peregrines: unbanded female

Made a pass by the Ayer Mill Clock Tower this afternoon about an hour before sunset in search of the peregrine falcons.  The wind was light, out of the west with the temp about 17 degrees and a wind chill making it feel about 8 degrees.  At these temperature levels, the peregrines will shift over […]
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Peregrine Falcons: Boston University

While driving by BU this morning, another perched bird caught my attention, especially with a profile that strongly suggested a peregrine falcon.  The morning was filled bright sunshine and very blue skies.  Was able to pull in and park behind Agganis Arena.  Searched and scanned the 26 story dorm building known as StuVi II for […]
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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

  4. Linda Gardner says:

    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….

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