Peregrine male and new female friend!

February 11, 2015 in Verizon Cell Tower

What a pleasure to observe the male peregrine today with a new special female friend in close proximity, especially with Valentine’s Day closing in!!  The two peregrines seems to do a lot of looking at each other with a clear romantic buzz in the air!  They were perched in nearby ledge locations on the Verizon Cell Tower.  They moved to a series of nearby perch locations with a close eye on each other.  It sure felt like they were in some kind of courtship mode and testing each other for the willingness to make the next move.  Stay tuned and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Peregrine male looking for love!

February 10, 2015 in Verizon Cell Tower

The male peregrine knows that breeding time is approaching and is wondering if the love of his life and mother of his many offspring is ready to return.  He has entertained a few dates but nothing that has lasted in any observable way.  He is looking for love and continues his solo vigil!

Peregrine male in another snowstorm!

February 5, 2015 in Verizon Cell Tower

The male peregrine continues to maintain his solo perch on the Verizon Cell Tower and waits out the passing snowstorms!!

Bald Eagle in flight!

February 4, 2015 in Bald Eagle

For those with an interest, 4 photos from cloudy morning last week of an adult bald eagle in flight over the Merrimack River in Lawrence, MA.  The winter 2015 bald eagle show continues!!!!
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4 Bald Eagles in a food fight!

February 3, 2015 in Bald Eagle

Had an amazing time yesterday morning in very cold temps, watching 4 Bald Eagles along the Merrimack River in Lawrence.   Arrived to find 2 adults quietly perched on tree branch overhanging slow flowing river below. Then one adult slowly departs to the west.

This is the Bald Eagle with the transmitter and antenna. This is a rehabilitated adult eagle that was banded and fitted w/ a non-solar transmitter and antenna prior to release near Auburn ME on 12/11/2005. According Maine Wildlife officials, that 2005 rehabbed bird was banded with one of the last-remaining Maine state orange color bands with a three digit code “E7E”. Due to incomplete records, this bird would be a minimum of 15 yrs old this coming spring!

As the adult flew just a bit upriver, clear eagle cries were heard nearby. After scanning in search of the bickering sounds, 2 subadults were observed on snow-covered ice near edge of river. Watched while they engaged in playful food fight. The adult approached and then joined in the fracas. Fascinating!

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Peregrine male solo vigil!

February 3, 2015 in Verizon Cell Tower

The male just maintains daily perch at the Verizon Cell Tower with no female in sight!