Lawrence Peregrines: female on rooftop!

May 1, 2018 in In the Nest Box, lawrence peregrines, Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I7176-001Today, the peregrines woke up to overcast skies, with fog and mist, wind calm, and temp at 42F.  The forecast is calling for patchy fog between 7am and 8am. Otherwise, it will become partly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 9 mph in the morning.  Spring is upon us finally!




_W7I7190-001The female was up early for a long stretch and then returned to the eggs.  They exchanged places on incubation duties back and forth during the day.   Around 6:30 PM, had a nice opportunity to watch the peregrines from below the box.  The female was seen in flight around the Clock Tower.  She was making a series a big aerial loops and then landed on the rooftop on the SW corner of the main building.  She took time to preen and then scratch herself with her talons.  There were loads of bugs out around the rooftop area.  A bit later the female launched into flight and took in a NW direction.