Lawrence Peregrines: Day 14

May 18, 2019 in In the Nest Box, lawrence peregrines, On the Clock Tower, Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

The Peregrines started today under clear skies, bright sun, wind from the west at 7MPH and temp at 51F.  The forecast finally calls for a sunny day, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Tonight it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 50 and a light southeast wind.

2019.0518.2The daily pattern is now shifting with the female no longer brooding the chicks in close contact. She is very attentive, and remains close by, either in and around the nest box, or on the nearby perch pole. She is always alert, and may preen and stretch quite a bit.  The chicks like the far corners, and continue to stay close to one another, but in a bit of a looser huddle.  The addled egg remains in the nest box for now. More and more remnant feathers can be seen, but given the number of feedings, the nest box remains fairly clean overall!


Literature cited:

Ratcliffe, D. 1993. The Peregrine Falcon. 2nd ed. Carlton, England: T. and A. D. Poyser.

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation, Peregrine Falcon Development – Age Guide;