Peregrines copulating again!

March 9, 2014 in On the Clock Tower

The peregrines continue in copulation mode.  Had a short opportunity to fly by on Sunday night just before sunset and observed them both make aerial loops prior to the action on the back end of the Clock Tower weathervane.  They remained together for 9 seconds suggesting that the date for eggs is close and at this point possibly next week around March 20th…the first day of spring!

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.