Female Peregrine up close

October 20, 2013 in Near the Clock Tower

A spectacular early morning visit with clear blue skies, brilliant sunshine and great looks at the female Peregrine.  She had flown around the clock Tower a few times and then something caught her interest on the very SW corner rooftop of the Monarch Lofts apartment building.  She then perched there for a while then lifted off and perched incredibly close on the west side top of the parking garage.  Again, beautiful light and a magnificent looks at this amazing bird!

6 photos posted:  http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/152974769


Peregrine female taking off from nearby pole

October 15, 2013 in Near the Clock Tower

The female was flying around, just west of the clock tower near the National Grid power substation on South Canal St.  She landed on one of the silver lightning protector poles and perched for a bit prior to lifting off in flight.  The light was beautiful but it was getting late and sunset was only 20 minutes away.  Enjoy an exciting sequence of images of the female taking off in flight by going to the link below!

6 Photos posted:  www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/152955139



Peregrine in flight and then landing on weathervane!

October 9, 2013 in On the Clock Tower

Another beautiful morning visit with stunning sunlight and clear cobalt blue skies!  Both peregrines were around the clock tower coming and going for about 30 minutes.  After a variety of flight acrobatics, they then took a little time to perch together on the weathervane atop the clock tower.  Both of the peregrines departed and then one returned to perch on the ball at the top of the weathervane.  Photos posted of flight image, perched together image, and a series of peregrine approaching the ball!

8 Photos posted:   http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/152955125


Peregrine perched on rear of weathervane!

October 1, 2013 in On the Clock Tower

A late afternoon visit with adult peregrine perched on the rear viking ship part of the weathervane with a huge swarm of bugs in the air!