Peregrines Back In Nesting Box — And Egg!
Okay, it’s on. And thank you to Dose reader Steve who reminded us to check on the peregrine falcon nesting box located on top of the Superman building in downtown Providence. Clearly a pair is making preparations; whether it is the same pair I don’t know, but Female 63/AE has owned that real estate for a few seasons now.
Every year, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) hosts the Providence Peregrine Webcam and it can be mesmerizing and sometimes pretty gnarly. Having said that, there is not too much going on yet. The ASRI has a web page with not much peregrine information, but there is a donate button and we encourage you hit that.
For updates go to the ASRI Facebook page. where they have confirmed what I thought I had glimpsed a moment ago . . . We have egg! There will generally be three or four eggs.
Helpful hint: If you see the two adults together, the female is the larger one. The difference is not always dramatic.
Check out Providence Raptors where urban wildlife photographer Peter Green has photographs of the nesting box in past years and other breeding pairs around the state. His photos are much better than mine.
(Of course as soon as I published she (?) stood up. There’s the egg.)