Bald Eagle

January 27, 2012 in Nearby Landbirds

During a morning visit to scan the Merrimack River, observed this Bald Eagle cruising towards the west on the north side of the river.  It landed in a stand of trees and then flew around and up the opening above where the Spicket River spills into the Merrimack.  It was a cold dark morning, but the majesty of watching this Eagle made for a terrific start to the morning!


For those with an interest, 3 additional photos posted:  Jan 24 Eagle photos

Bald Eagle in the sun!

January 20, 2012 in Nearby Landbirds

The recent onset of colder weather has resulted in numerous Bald Eagle sightings along the Merrimack River in Lawrence.  This Bald Eagle was spotted on Wednesday morning from an overlook on Merrimack Street.  Read the rest of this entry →

Peregrine NE corner of New Balance roof

January 17, 2012 in Near the Clock Tower

One adult peregrine was spotted on the NE corner roof top pediment around 3:40 p.m.  It appeared to be just preening and looking around with a clear view below of the Duck bridge and a view of the Merrimack River.  Recently this has been a very regular perch for this pair of Peregrines.  From a distance, Read the rest of this entry →

Peregrine landing on Verizon Tower

January 6, 2012 in Verizon Cell Tower

The Peregrines were observed late this afternoon flying around the Verizon Tower on Hampshire St.  One Peregrine was on the very top of the tower at the rounded peak.   This has been a normal perch.  The other Peregrine was perched on the right lower corner of the tower super structure.   They took turns doing aerial manueuvers and then landed on two different perches on the tower.   The top of one vertical stack pipe along the regular rooftop has also been a favorite perch.  The light was fading as sunset was at hand.  My observation post was from the parking lot south of the tower in front of the C.I.L. Company on North Canal St.

12 photos posted from this visit:

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Peregrine perched on Verizon Tower roof

January 4, 2012 in Verizon Cell Tower

Two Peregrines observed at different locations on the Verizon cell tower at 2 Hampshire St. in later afternoon before sunset.  The first one perched on a rooftop corner of the building at about the 7th floor level.  the observation post was from the parking lot in front of 486 Canal St. 



The other Peregrine was perched atop the tower on the rounded peak.  It was an overcast afternoon with light west winds around 7 MPH.  Temperature was about 26F with 10+ miles visibility.