Peregrines: Woburn – food transfer!

March 12, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

On Saturday morning, in beautiful crisp early light, the adult male and juvenile female were seen both perched and in flight. At one point, the juvenile female was joined by the adult male who flew into a regular perch location with food. This type of food transfer can be part of the courtship process…..stay tuned!

For those with an interest, 5 flight/perch photo series posted:

3 Peregrines: Woburn

March 11, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C2938-001The action continues with the Peregrine Falcons in Woburn! A handful of regulars were seen observing and photographing the pair of peregrines along with a visiting adult female peregrine. The resident male made a number of dramatic aerial loops in the late afternoon sun as the visiting female dashed around the local area. After each aerial loop, the resident male would return to the same perch location before launching into flight again.

For those with an interest, 3 flight/perch photo series posted from both days:

Lawrence Peregrines: male perched rooftop

March 10, 2016 in On the Clock Tower

CF2C2737-001A cloudy overcast morning with spring in the air and warming temperatures!  Both peregrines seen around the clock tower with male making a food exchange with female as part of courtship process….always nice to see both falcons in close proximity!

Lawrence Peregrines: female squawking!

March 8, 2016 in On the Clock Tower

CF2C2699-001Made a late afternoon visit to the Clock Tower to find the unbanded female moving around to a number of perch locations.  She ended up on a lower ledge below the clock face on a NW corner of the tower.  She spent a few minutes squawking in an effort to call the male’s attention!  It’s that time of year!!

Bald Eagles: Essex County #2, pair bonding

March 7, 2016 in Bald Eagle

CF2C2477-002As the warmer weather rolls in, very nice to see this pair of Bald Eagles continue to the pair bonding process.  Very normal for pair of eagles to perch together at or near the nest as the time approaches for eggs to be laid and incubation to get underway!

Bald Eagle on nest: Essex County #1

March 6, 2016 in Bald Eagle

CF2C2426-001Always a lovely sight to observe the female Bald Eagle incubating her eggs at the nest. Looks like eggs were laid around Valentine’s Day….and hoping they will hatch around St. Patrick’s day….stay tuned!

Lawrence Peregrines: female

March 6, 2016 in On the Clock Tower

CF2C2323-001Beautiful  late afternoon looks at the unbanded female after a series of solo aerial drills with the male nowhere in sight.  She had been perched on a protruding steel beam at the roof line along the west wing of the New Balance building.  She ended up at the nest box perch rod in golden late day sun!

Bald Eagle: Merrimack River, Essex County

March 6, 2016 in Bald Eagle

CF2C2039-001It is always amazing to look up and see a majestic Bald Eagle gliding effortlessly through the air.  What a treat to see this adult Bald Eagle gliding over the Merrimack River in Essex County in the late afternoon sun!

Peregrines: Woburn pair

March 5, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C1914-001Quite a show watching the Woburn Peregrine Falcons this morning.  The adult male was seen in constant motion around the quarry.  Then it captured and ripped apart a mourning dove, at one point hauling the full body to another proximate location.  the juvenile female, was seen perched on a nearby light pole and then it took in fast pursuit.

Link to 5 photos:


Bald Eagle: nest in Essex County

March 2, 2016 in Bald Eagle

CF2C1420-001The Bald Eagles on the new nest in Essex County continue to spend time perched on or near the nest.  Awaiting a clear set of observations that the female has laid eggs and has begun the incubation process…..stay tuned!