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University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2021 information and webcam

Peregrine Falcons have been present on the UWM campus for several years, frequently seen soaring above or perched on several of the high rise buildings on campus. In particular, much activity has been observed on the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Building. In the fall of 2007, Greg Septon of the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program, toured the EMS site and encouraged University officials and scientists to build and install a nest box at the site. Plans were drawn up for the box, UWM Physical Plant carpenters and other trades workers constructed and installed the nest box at a site chosen on the roof of the EMS building. Department Biological Sciences faculty and staff provide scientific observation and data reporting. Thomas Hansen from the WATER Institute, Monica Cloutier from UTIS and Thomas Schuck from Biological Sciences helped construct and maintain this web site.

Animal Care and Use Protocol number 20-21 #40

6-26-2021 – Fledgling in the nest box looking for leftovers.

6-26-2021 – Male in the nest box.

6-26-2021 – In for a landing.

6-26-2021 – Flying fledgling with another watching from the roof.

6-26-2021 – Fledgling looking for a handout from one of the adults.

6-16-2021 – All of the chicks have left the nest box.

6-13-2021 – Female feeding the two remaining chicks.

6-12-2021 – One of the remaining chicks in the nest box with the male looking on.

6-12-2021 – Two chicks have left the nest box. Two remain.

6-11-2021 – One chick has left the nest box. Another chick trying its wings.

6-10-2021 – All four chicks on the nest box ledge. They will be flying soon…

6-8-2021 – Three chicks on the ledge, two sunning themselves.

6-7-2021 – Three chicks on the ledge of the nest box.

6-5-2021 – Second chick on the ledge.

6-5-2021 – Hey guys, there’s a big world out there.

6-5-2021 – First chick on the nest box ledge.

6-1-2021 – Photobomb.

6-1-2021 – Chicks being feed.

5-31-2021 – Chicks with feathers growing in.

5-28-2021 – Male ID band, “Lightning” (b/r) 84/R.

5-28-2021 – Male feeding 4 aggressive chicks.

5-25-201 – Brunch is over….

5-25-2021 – 4 chicks in a row.

5-25-201 – Chick with new leg bands back in the nest box.

5-24-2021 – The chicks also received a Federal Identification band.

5-24-2021 – Applying a leg band to one of the chicks.

5-24-2021 – The chicks were removed from the nest box to receive their identification bands today.

5-23-2021 – Pin feathers on one of the chicks.

5-23-2021 – Female feeding chicks. They have grown quite a bit.

5-22-2021 – Female feed chicks.

5-21-2021 – The chicks are now walking around in the nest box.

5-19-2021 – Female feeding a fat happy chick.

5-18-2021 – The chicks are starting to get their wing and tail pin feathers.

5-18-2021 – One of the chicks.

5-16-2021 – Chicks.

5-16-2021 – Male keeping watch.

5-15-2021 – Female closeup.

5-14-2021 – Chicks sleeping on a warm day.

5-13-2021 – Chicks staying warm.

5-12-2021 – Female feeding chicks.

5-9-2021 – Happy Mother’s Day!

5-8-2021 – Male head shot.

5-8-2021 – Male with chicks.

5-8-2021 – What a face.

5-8-2021 – All warm and cozy.

5-8-2021 – A ball of chicks staying warm.

5-5-2021 – Female feeding 4 chicks.

5-4-2021 – 13:20 hrs. The fourth egg is hatching.

5-4-2021 – Female feeding 3 chicks.

5-4-2021 – Male with the 3 chicks.

5-4-2021 – 3 sleepy chicks.

5-3-2021 – Female feeding 3 chicks.

5-3-2021 – 11:30 hrs. Female feeding 2 chicks. Third egg hatching.

5-3-2021 – 09:20 hrs. Second egg hatched.

5-2-2021 – 19:30 hrs. First egg hatched.

5-2-2021 – 18:30 hrs. First egg starting to hatch.

5-1-2021 – Female with 4 eggs.

5-1-2021 – Male/Female exchanging incubation duties. Female on right.

4-6-2021 – Female sitting on 4 eggs. Projected hatch dates are May 2-4.

4-3-2021 – Female sitting on 4 eggs.

4-2-2021 – Male sitting on 4 eggs.

4-2-2021 – The fourth egg was laid today at 1222 hrs.

3-30-2021 – The third egg was laid 1820 hrs today. Female in picture.

3-30-2021 – Male sitting on 2 eggs.

3-28-2021 – Female sitting on 2 eggs.

3-28-2021 – The second egg was laid this morning 0630.

3-27-2021 – First egg.

3-26-2021 – Female and first egg. The egg was laid ~2200 hrs 3-25-2021.

3-19-2021 – Male and female in the nest box.

3-19-2021 – Two scrapes have been dug.

3-19-2021 – Male, “Lightning” making a scrape in the nest box.

3-6-2021 – First sighting of female. Probably the same bird that has been at our site for the past nine years.

2-26-2021 – First sighting of our resident male, “Lightning” (b/r) 84/R. This is his 7th year at this site.  “Lightning” was hatched in 2012 at We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant in Oak Creek, WI.

2-25-2021 – Last sighting of “Jimbob”.

2-16-2021 – A snowy day.

2-6-2021 – “Jimbob” have an afternoon snack.

1-26-2021 – “Jimbob” still at the nest box

1-12-2021 – “Jimbob”, (b/blu) 12/R a visiting male, in the nest box.  This male was banded 6/1/2018 at Briess Malt & Ingredients Complex, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, WI.

11-20-2020 – Cleaning the nest box.