Peregrine Falcon pair: Boston University

December 7, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I1630-002Made a short visit to Boston University this morning to look for the resident pair of peregrine falcons.  This pair of adult peregrine falcons were seen basking in the glow of the rising sun on the east side of the building, high atop 26-story StuVi II at Boston University!  Due to the distance, no ability to observe leg bands for more detailed information.

 

 

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Peregrine Falcons: Boston University

December 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

_w7i2782-001While driving by BU this morning, another perched bird caught my attention, especially with a profile that strongly suggested a peregrine falcon.  The morning was filled bright sunshine and very blue skies.  Was able to pull in and park behind Agganis Arena.  Searched and scanned the 26 story dorm building known as StuVi II for the falcon.  Sure enough, it was high up near the roof line, in the sun and out of the wind.  Enjoyed nice looks and was able to capture a few documenting photos.  Scanned a bit further and was delighted to discover a second peregrine falcon.  This one had bi-colored left leg bands, but the distance was too great to make any positive ID for leg bands.

_w7i2872-001More on BU peregrines:  http://www.wbur.org/all-things-considered/2016/05/18/falcon-tagging-boston

Peregrine Falcon: Boston University

December 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

_w7i2668-001While driving eastbound on MassPike, on the way to a medical appointment, just happened to catch the profile of a perched falcon while going by one of the high rise dorms at Boston University.  With just a bit of time to spare, circled back to the BU campus and parked to take a closer look. In the distance and near the top of the 26 floor dorm hall was a peregrine falcon.  It was likely one of the peregrine falcons that make up the breeding pair in a nest box atop the StuVi II student dorm on West Campus.  This nest hatched to peregrine falcon chicks in the early spring of 2016.

More on BU peregrines:  http://www.wbur.org/all-things-considered/2016/05/18/falcon-tagging-boston