Try to read the leg bands if/when the adult gets close to the camera.Last year (2015) construction activity near the box prompted the falcons to nest in a more secluded location nearby.We can confirm it is a new male as the previous one (nicknamed Mr. As to this new pairing resulting in a successful breeding, we'll just have to wait and see.UIC - University of Illinois at Chicago Interesting to note - the location of this nest is on the same building as used in 1986 as our first hatch site.This year they have been seen courting inside the box.We have great hopes that they will use the nest box again this year.Be sure to visit the Evanston Public Library's website to find the date for banding as it is open to the public. Check the camera and you'll know its time when the chicks are still big and fluffy but their brown flight feathers are starting to come in.One highlight of each nesting season is the flower pot nesting of our Belmont/Addison Peregrines.
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South Loop In 2016, we had a new female (Bob, and yes, her name is Bob) paired with the unbanded Mr. With the camera on early, we have already been able to identify the adults for this year.
Bob has again returned but has been seen with a new unbanded male.
We hope there pair will again use the box, (without raccoon interference of course).
The kestrel nesting season concluded 2017 with four fledglings flying out into the world.
This first flight is called 'fledging' and it is when a baby bird mostly leaves the nest for good.