Peregrine Nesting Box Is Back On The Air

And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. The peregrine falcon cam, hosted by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI), has been turned on to reveal a nice fresh box with some sort of litter on the bottom. We will all be needing more things to stare at in the coming weeks, and this brings such joy! (Except for the pigeons. But . . . circle of life and all that.) Here is the ASRI note from today:

A great cure for cabin fever and better than Netflix: the Providence Peregrine Falcons are back!

Over the past week, courtship behavior between the two birds – such as bowing towards each other and flying together – has been seen. Yesterday, they were spotted mating, so eggs are on the way!

The birds look to be the same unbanded pair from last year. As the female gets closer to her egg-laying date, you will see her in the nestbox more frequently. For now, you can see them on camera when they return to stake their territory.

The clarity of the image is superb. This is a screen grab with no filters and no tweaking.

And now might be a good time to start following the Providence Raptors Facebook page. Urban wildlife photographer Peter Green updates the nesting box regularly and takes great shots of the peregrines — and the hawks and the owls — who live in and around the city doing their thing. The Providence Raptors website has many of these compelling images for sale. That was his spectacular photograph of the Cooper’s hawk visiting the Arcade last January that he generously allowed us to use.

Invest in the nest: Help keep the camera running — donate here.

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