Peregrine Falcons: East Cambridge pair

June 14, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I0151-001Here is a look at the female on watch at the nest box with the male nearby.  From a distance, only one chick has been visible and is close to fledge time!

Peregrine Falcons: Watertown

June 13, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I0116-001Made a visit to look at the Peregrine Falcons in Watertown.  It was just as a heat wave was subsiding and the late temp was moving down into the high 70’s.  One of the adults was seen on a ledge, on the SW corner of the building.  It was still panting from the heat and keeping it’s wings a bit spread and lifted up to keep cool.  Another adult was nearby and one chick, had fledged and was on a lower ledge beneath the nest box.

Peregrine Falcons: East Cambridge

June 7, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I9161-001Had nice looks at both Peregrine Falcon adults while making a short stop in East Cambridge.  Both were seen in normal perch locations on upper floor railings looking out in a SSW direction.

 

 

 

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Peregrine Falcons: Boston University

June 7, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I9206-001At least 2 chicks were seen playing around and wing flapping atop one of the high rise towers at Boston University.  The 2 chicks were seen near the nest box with both adults perched nearby and keeping a close eye on the chicks!

Peregrine Falcons: Huntington Ave., Boston

June 7, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I9389-001Four fledgling peregrine falcons in Boston were tagged Wednesday, May 24th by researchers hoping to track the young birds after they leave the nest. The chicks, known as eyeases, were born on May 11 to one of only 30 pairs of nesting peregrine falcons in Massachusetts. Their rooftop nest is located at 177 Huntington Avenue, near the Prudential Center.

Small silver tags were placed on the eyeases left feet by members of Mass Audubon and the Mass Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. Green and black tags were secured to the right feet.

Peregrine Falcons: Taunton Green

March 31, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I9903-001Under heavy overcast skies, snow, sleet, fog, light winds from the East and temps in mid-thirties, had a nice opportunity to observe a pair of peregrine falcons in a known nesting location near Taunton Green in downtown Taunton, MA.  The female was seen perched and in flight prior to returning to the nest box.  The male was seen in a number of aerial loops prior to settling in on the ledge of a copper roof! A left leg band was seen but not close enough to make a positive ID….stay tuned!