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 pair: Boston University Towers

October 19, 2017 in Peregrine Falcons Eastern Massachusetts, Peregrine Falcons Massachusetts

_W7I1699-001Had a nice early morning visit to the Student Village high rise buildings on the Boston University campus this morning.  With clear skies and bright sun, had nice looks at the resident pair of peregrine falcons that make their home atop the 26-story StuVi II.  They were active around the tower and then settled in around the nest box.  The falcons maintain a variety of regular perch locations around the extended complex of nearby buildings.  Sightings of both peregrines are frequently made from a distance, at Magazine Beach in Cambridge on the opposite side of the Charles River.

CF2C2683-002According to Tom French at MassWildlife, the BU male has a left leg band with 12/BD black over green, banded as a chick in 2013 on the Newark Paper Company in a renovated mill building at 250 Canal Street, Lawrence.   On the left, is a file photo of this same bird as a hatch year fledgling, getting ready to make first flight.  The image was taken on June 4, 2013 from a rooftop in a complex of mill buildings in Lawrence, MA.

Peregrine Falcons: Boston University

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

_W7I9206-001At least 2 chicks were seen playing around and wing flapping atop one of the high rise towers at Boston University.  The 2 chicks were seen near the nest box with both adults perched nearby and keeping a close eye on the chicks!

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