Wednesday, June 14, 2017

4th Chick Now Airborne!

The 4th chick took off from the ledge last evening at 6:39 p.m.  Again, a calculated departure!  So our record for this nesting season is 4 deliberate fledges--no accidentals!

I received a report yesterday of 2 fledglings on the Huntington Building and an adult on an antenna on the LeVeque Tower about 12:30 p.m.  Historically, these two buildings are very popular with the falcons.  The Huntington Building is 37 stories, the nest at the Rhodes Tower is on the 41st floor.  It is really good to hear that at least 2 of the fledglings are maintaining a high altitude.  We may even see them come back to the nest ledge--in fact, we have unconfirmed reports of a fledgling returning to an adjacent ledge on the Rhodes Tower.  For a perspective of downtown, here is a photo looking north/northwest from State Street (click to enlarge):