Peregrines close to hatch date!

April 21, 2012 in Near the Clock Tower

The male and female continue to take turns incubating the eggs.  Had another opportunity to observe the nest on Thursday p.m. while showing Jim McCoy from the Essex County Ornithological Club  some of the local birding hot spots in the Lawrence area.  The female was perched on a rooftop area on the west wing of the New Balance building.  She ruffled her feathers moments before taking flight in a westerly direction.  The photos showed her black over green “V5” leg bands.

While watching the New Balance webcam this morning around 8:30 am, my wife and I had a chance to observe the 4 eggs all in good shape in the nest while the peregrine on duty was stretching inside the nest box.  Accoridng to Tom French at Mass Wildlife, we should see the eggs hatch any day now!  Keep an eye on the cam and make a post when you see hatching activity!

Handful of additional photos posted online:   Click “next in upper right corner to advance frames!