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Lawrence Peregrines: Verizon Tower!

It was another cloudy cold winterish morning with both of the Lawrence Peregrines tucked away on the hot air exhaust ledges at the Verizon Cell Tower.  The wind was strong out of the NW and the peregrines tucked in tight to stay warm!    
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Peregrine Woburn: male on perch

The male peregrine was found perched on a snow-backed ledge near the nest area this morning.  It remained inlace for over a half hour with little movement and no other activity nearby!
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Lawrence Peregrines: female on steel beam

Spent a bit more time searching for the female and finally found her perched in the sun on the south side of the New Balance building.  She was atop a steel beam perch just below the roof line near the intersection of Merrimack and Union Streets.  She is getting ready for courtship activities to commence […]
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Lawrence Peregrine male: Verizon Tower

Another beautiful sunny morning with blue skies and light winds.  In these waning days of winter the peregrines still find comfort and warmth perched on the ledges at The Verizon Cell Tower.  The hot air exhaust vents provide lots of warm air from an elevated perch location overlooking the Merrimack River!
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Bald Eagle adult: Merrimack River

While driving along the Merrimack over this morning, discovered a Bald Eagle perched in a tree overlooking the river.  It is close to a possible new second nest location nearby.  Bald eagles build their nests in large trees near rivers or coasts. A typical nest is around 5 feet in diameter. Eagles often use the […]
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Lawrence Peregrines: female 5th floor Verizon

Out looking for the falcons this morning under overcast skies, light snow, NE winds at 20MPH and temps in mid-20’s.  They were both perched on ledges astride the hot air exhaust vents at the Verizon Cell Tower.  The larger female was perched and walking around a bit on the 5th floor and the male was […]
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Bald Eagle adult and juvenile: Essex County

A dark overcast morning with visibility limited to under 2 miles with fog, mist and temps in low 30’s.  Went looking for Bald Eagles along the Merrimack River and was very pleased to locate a probable nest with an adult perched adjacent to the nest.  Just a 1/2 mile away was a dark juvenile perched […]
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Peregrine Falcon: Haverhill

Made a pass through downtown Haverhill under dark overcast skies in  search of the Haverhill Peregrine Falcons.  Looked high and low and then pulled into parking lot and river walk overlook next to Haverhill Bank.  Scanned the river, the west side of the bridge, and proximate rooftops.  Finally found one of the peregrines perched atop […]
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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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