I was browing my usual favorites on-line today and came across this lovely photo of Peregrine Falcons, Durand and Matrix, on the ledge of the Rhodes Tower in downtown Columbus, Ohio:
If you’ve been following the Columbus falcons, you will remember that Durand laid 5 eggs this season but all were found to be infertile. While disappointing, Donna Daniels, with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, reports that this is not unusual for a young falcon.
Donna just posted an interesting update on two 1995 Columbus fledges, Roosevelt and Leopold. These two falcons fledged a total of 62 young in their years in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and Monroe, Michigan. Quite impressive stats, proving just how valuable the falcon program in Ohio has been to rescuing this beautiful species from the brink of extinction.
Visit the ODNR site to view the ledge and nest box and link to views of other nesting sites in Ohio and around the world.