Thursday, February 25, 2010

The male continues to prepare the site!

Hi All,

I hope that you have all been finding the time to check the webcam and see the male falcon that continues to make visits to this nest tray in preparation for the nesting season. As you can see from this photo this bird is banded. These leg bands are a small but critical piece of evidence that allows us to be certain of the individual identity of this bird. The birds bands have unique color and letter combination that allow observers to recognize individuals.

We have been able to identify this birds bands as...silver on the right leg and a black B over a green S on the left leg. We have several queries out to researchers to get more details about this bird and we will keep you up to date about the history of this bird in upcoming keep checking back!

All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Falcons persist at the nest site!

Hi All, I am very happy to report about the frequent visits by the falcons to the perch in front of the nest and to the nest tray itself. Many are very eager for eggs to appear. Last year late March was the period of laying for these birds-the earliest nesting record for falcons in Maine! Let's keep our fingers crossed for this pair as the season progresses.

Here is an up close and personal view of what I believe is the male falcon perched directly in front of our inward looking camera.

Please be in touch with questions. My hope is to get a better dialogue going on our blogs and try to maintain posts each week or two.

All the best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute