Thursday, February 19, 2009

Falcon visits

Hi all,
I am very happy to report that over the past week we have observed regular visits at the nest tray. This is a great sign that the birds are considering nesting. We'll keep you posted as we approach the typical nesting period for these birds. Also, check in at our online community site -- to view photos and video of the recent falcon visits. Have a great day!
All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute


  1. Falcon on the nest today @ 11:15, has been their several times in the past few days.

  2. Falcon on the limb at 8 a.m. Another stormy day in Maine, Spring can't come too soon.

  3. Just check in, falcon was in the nest scratching around, burrowing in the nesting material, looks like a good sign to me. 11;45 am

  4. 03/13 @ 17:42

    This is the first time that I have found both birds at the nest. One in the box and the other outside.

    I often catch one and found one in the box earlier today. My first time watching these falcons and I look forward to eggs!

    JAM in IL

  5. Checked in at 10:15 on 3-15, male falcon (I presume) is on the limb, female is in (for better wording) the squatting position in the middle of the nest. Appears to be "pushing", is this practicing for laying of the eggs? She stayed in that position for several minutes, then moved a few inches away and proceeded to do the same thing for another few minutes, then she left the nest.

  6. 7:50 this morning, falcon walked all around the box. Then was laying down in the box and pushing with feet to kick material around making a nice spot. Then stood in place for a few minutes before climbing off the box.