Heads up, pedestrians. These peregrine parents are fastidious housekeepers and fly the picked-over bird carcasses out of the box asap. It’s unclear where the leftovers end up. Are they scattered around the roof, or are they falling to the sidewalks below? Seems like we’d hear about that.
So what are they eating? Fun fact of the day courtesy of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI):
Their prey includes ducks, pheasants, and pigeons. Biologists are frequently surprised by the variety of species brought to nests. Remains of meadowlarks, chimney swifts, and woodcock show that falcons find many different birds in their urban surroundings
The four nestlings are growing like crazy.
Go to ASRI Peregrine Webcam to watch.