Boise Downtown Peregrine Update

I just received this from the Peregrine Fund about the condition of the Boise Downtown Peregrine Falcons. Maybe this will help. Keep Looking Up!

We know from emails and phone calls that many viewers are worried. Will this pair produce eggs? It is impossible to say with certainty, as these are wild birds and they are on their own schedule. However, the good news is that they are exhibiting all the behaviors of a normal nesting pair, so we remain hopeful that eggs will arrive.

In Idaho, Peregrine Falcons have been observed producing eggs in May. The female may be young, which also could be a factor.

Both birds have worked on the scrape, the depression in the gravel where eggs would be laid. Because it is under the camera and partially out of view, some have worried that eggs could be present but unseen. This is unlikely. Fiberpipe, the company donating the broadcasting and technical infrastructure, says that very little of the box interior is out of camera view. At no time will anyone go up to the box to peek inside — human activity would be highly disturbing and disruptive to the birds at this sensitive time.

Keep watching!

So there is the latest. There is a direct link to the Boise falcon cam in the sidebar of this blog, Peregrine Falcon Web Cam. Enjoy! Please let us know if you have any questions. 


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