Lawrence Peregrines: female perched at nest box!

August 16, 2016 in On the Clock Tower

_W7I0701-001Had a nice moment to observe both adults perching proximate to one another on the Clock Tower just after 6 pm.   The skies were overcast with light winds, light rain, 78 degrees and high humidity. The male was perched on the lateral post that sticks out from the nest box.  The bi-colored leg bands (6/4) were just barely visible. Peregrines maintain a high fidelity to the nest site and will actively defend their home site from any and all intruders.

The female was perched farther up on the NW corner of the roof on the Clock Tower!  She spent a bit of time caching away but did not move from her perch location.