Peregrine: Woburn adult male

February 18, 2016 in Peregrine Falcon Woburn

CF2C0044-001The unbanded adult male continues to be seen on almost a daily basis around the quarry.  This image shows the male during a wing and leg stretch.  Many questions have come in regarding the pair bonding process.  Here is an excerpt from Birds of North America online “first indication of pair development is mutual perching or roosting, where male and female perch quietly together (Cade 1960). Progresses from perching on same cliff at some distance to perching side by side.”  Stay tuned to see if the unbanded male demonstrates more interest in the young juvenile!