Peregrine: Woburn male adult perched in sun!

February 15, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C9630-001Joined well known bird photographers John “Garp” Harrison and Jim Renault for a visit to the Peregrines in Woburn.  The unbanded male flew in and perched in the sun on a rocky outcropping!  We enjoyed nice looks in the bright sunshine, and bitter cold with the temperature about 2 degrees with no wind chill!

Lawrence Peregrines: late afternoon meal!

February 11, 2016 in Verizon Cell Tower

CF2C8967-001Minutes after sunset, stopped by the Verizon Cell Tower to find the banded male Peregrine (6/4) in the midst of a late afternoon meal.  Looks like it may have been ripping apart a freshly caught Bluejay.  Just able to capture some low light images!

Lawrence Peregrines: staying warm at Verizon Tower

February 11, 2016 in Verizon Cell Tower

CF2C8946-001The Lawrence Peregrines go to, or remain, at the Verizon Cell Tower on cold days to enjoy the warm air exhaust vents on the south side of the building.  This morning they both sat on the same sixth floor ledge, in the sun and enjoying the warm air!

Bald Eagle nest 2016: Essex County!

February 11, 2016 in Bald Eagle

CF2C8875-001Made a pass by the Bald Eagle nest near the Merrimack River in western Essex County this morning.  The winds were out of the west at 12 MPH with gusts up to almost 20 MPH.  The temp was 24 degrees with wind chill making it feel around 11 degrees.  Noticed an adult approaching and then landing at the nest.  Another adult was already perched on the outside ridge of the nest in a large pine tree.  The approaching adult dropped off prey for other eagle and then took off in flight.  This is a nesting pair that has been at this nest location for past bunch of years.  Was just able to get a number of images that provided positive ID of the left leg gold band.  This band was placed on the bird just before it fledged.  This eagle was banded in June 2006 at North Watuppa Pond near Fall River!

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Woburn: Peregrine – year old juvenile!

February 11, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C8841-001What a nice surprise to stop by for a look at the Woburn Peregrines and to find the recently discovered and reported juvenile Peregrine Falcon!!  This young peregrine was nestled in on a rocky ledge.  Morning temps were just below 20 degrees, overcast skies, and light snow.  Here is a photo of the juvenile plumaged Peregrine Falcon banded in 2015 with color band 32/BC, according to Tom French at MassWildlife. This bird was banded by Chris Nadareski on May 29, 2015 at the Water St. eyrie in Manhattan. The bird was sexed as a female. The federal band number is 1947-21569.  This young peregrine was recently photographed in flight by Tom Luongo on Saturday, 01-30-16 in Woburn, MA

Woburn Peregrine: perched on a branch

February 9, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C8713-001Stopped by for a quick look at Woburn Peregrines this morning.  Skies were partly cloudy with light winds at 7 MPH, out of the north, temperature at 19 degrees and wind chill about 10 degrees.  One of the peregrines was squawking very lightly and then took off in flight to the east and landed on a tree branch….offering very nice looks!

Lawrence Peregrines: Verizon Cell Tower

February 8, 2016 in Verizon Cell Tower

CF2C8690-001On the colder days, the Lawrence Peregrines continue to nestle in on the ledges next to the hot air exhaust vents on the sough side of the Verizon cell Tower in Lawrence.  The ledges provide just enough room to squeeze in and take advantage of the warm air!

Peregrine Woburn: resting on ledge

February 8, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C8676-001The Woburn Peregrines continue to be seen almost daily in and around the Holton Street area in Woburn.  They are frequently seen nestled on ledges in and around the nearby rock quarries!

Peregrine Woburn: Early Spring!!

February 2, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C6194-001Made a short visit off of Holton Street in Woburn and found the unbanded male using his talons for bill cleaning. In the process of bill cleaning, the peregrine provides a look at it’s legs to observe if it has a leg band!  Another bright sunny morning with very chilly temps…..Groundhog Day 2016…SPRING IS COMING!!!!…America’s most iconic weather forecaster, the Pennsylvania groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, forecasts this after not seeing his shadow at Gobbler’s Knob in the town northeast of Pittsburgh!!