Lawrence Peregrines: more courtship displays

March 29, 2018 in In the Nest Box, Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

2018.0329-001Another series of early morning interactions inside the nest box between the male and female.  They continue with bowing and vocalizing where they bow to one another and make an “ee-chup” type sound.  During this type of courtship display they may also touch bills.  The female is facing the male, and she has no leg bands.

Literature Cited:

Cade, T. J., J. H. Enderson and J. Linthicum. 1996a. Guide to Management of Peregrine Falcons at the eyrie. Boise, ID: The Peregrine Fund, Inc. (Excerpt: Linthicum, Janet. Observing Breeding Behavior)