Peregrine chick: Woburn!

June 3, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C2674-001After months of watching the Peregrine Falcons in Woburn, and wondering whether a young female, not yet a year old, would form a mating pair bond with the resident, older, unbanded male…..they finally came together!

The mating process started much later, and lasted much longer than any of the regular observers thought possible. Then in the middle/later weeks of April, the female began to demonstrate nesting behavior consistent with the egg incubation process.

Since then, the female has been sitting low and practically out of sight, consistent with sitting on, and incubating
eggs. No way of knowing how many eggs were hatched this year. The peregrine falcon female usually lays
3 to 4 eggs. Stay tuned….

This afternoon, stopped by and observed the female in visible feeding mode….confirming chicklets! The chicks are probably around 10 – 12 days old. From quite a distance away, and under challenging light conditions, was able to capture a few documenting photos.

For those with an interest, 3 feeding photos posted:

Click “next” upper right to advance frames!