Peregrines atop the Monarch Lofts!

December 12, 2012 in Near the Clock Tower

The pair of Peregrines were perched on the north side of the Monarch Loft apartment building roof on the morning of Wed., Dec. 12th.  They had just captured breakfast and the female was making the most of the feather flying feast on the rootop.  White feathers were flying everywhere from the mantling action of the female while the male nearby looked on.  According to Chris Martin, senior biologist at NH Audubon, the female is ripping apart a decapitated and partly disemboweled pigeon!

More rooftop loafing time!

December 6, 2012 in Near the Clock Tower

More loafing time atop roof in NE corner of New Balance Building on south Union Street!

Peregrines atop roof in NE corner of NB Building

December 5, 2012 in Near the Clock Tower

Just happened to catch both Peregrines atop the roof at the most northeast corner of the New Balance building.  This is a very normal morning location particularly when the bright sun is shining.  They were both just loafing around in close to one another.  The male then flew to a ledge directly above the main entrance to New Balance on South Union Street.  The female remained in place and she picked, preened, cleaned and discharged to the street below!

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