Peregrine Falcon: Albany St., Boston, MA

October 15, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I0923-001This female peregrine falcon was first observed while it was circling in flight over the access road off of SE Expressway while I was driving north.  With a little bit of extra time in the schedule, was thankfully able to divert and search the local area around Albany Street.  It was quite a treat to discover the perched falcon on a building security camera at the corner of the rooftop level! The seven story building is occupied National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) located at 620 Albany Street.  The peregrine was seen from outside the tight security fence surrounding the building.

It was a nice afternoon under partly sunny skies, Wind: SW 14MPH, 72F.

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This is the resident female from the Christian Science Church administration building at 177 Huntington Avenue. Captured at nest on 05-24-17 by Norm Smith with a hand net and banded as an “After Second Year” (ASY) female – 1947-35707, and 05/BV black over green leg band on the left leg.

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