Peregrine pair mating continues!

March 8, 2012 in On the Clock Tower

The Peregrines continue the mating process.  Stopped the nest box on Wed. morning and the the female was resting on a NW ledge near the nest box.  The male was perched on the window sill in the nest box.  The male swooped out of the nest box and made a few aerial swirls with both peregrines calling out loud.  The male then approached the female on the ledge.  The male carefully approached the female from the air, landed and then mounted the female. 



The copulation lasted about ten seconds before the male flew away to a nearby perch.