Lawrence Peregrines: Day 18

May 22, 2019 in In the Nest Box, lawrence peregrines, On the Clock Tower, Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

This morning the Peregrines started the day under clear skies, wind from the NW at 12MPH, and temp at 51F. The forecast calls for a sunny day, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Tonight, mostly clear, with a low around 50. Calm wind.  So far, the daily average temperature for the month is below average, and we’re slightly above average for precipitation. It’s also feeling more like summer, with the sun rising earlier and setting later!

Over the past few days, the chicks have shifted to the north end of the nest box, up and under the web cam.  At times, it looks like no one is at home, and yet they are there.  Last year, a number of frantic emails came in with alarm and concern that somehow the chicks were gone…..not!  Recently, the same thing, just out of sight, but with the female, with her tail just visible, out near the end of the perch pole, keeping a close eye on her little ones.  The unhatched egg remains intact through it all, and the nest box continues to be littered with feather debris from left over meals.