Back on the nest

From Langis Sirois, April 3, 2016:

As I was driving towards the Data Centre at 9h45 yesterday morning April 2, I saw a bird flight toward the West end of the building.  When I arrived in the parking lot South of the building I saw a Peregrine Falcon perched on the ledge in front of the former nest site ; by the size, I thought it was a male.  I heard calling and saw that bird fly to the West end corner – it had a small prey in its claws ; it was thereafter only partly in view.  After a few minutes I saw a bird fly toward the East and land at the East corner of the building – an adult which, by its size, looked like the female.  I heard calls again and saw that bird fly to the ledge in front of the nest and go to the nest after a few moments.

I walked to the bridge with my scope and could see the female sitting deep in the nest, as if incubating.  The nest has been renovated.  It is said that Peregrines don’t build nest, but there is really a nest there, not big, but a nest.

3 thoughts on “Back on the nest

  1. Dear Langis,

    I have been seeing them regularly now, and sent pictures.
    They were not there for months before. I an glad that thy are back.

    • Hi,

      I sit on the 9th floor (south side) and lately, I see them daily flying by, with a lunch…

  2. Dear Anouk,

    Thank you for the news.

    Yesterday around 3:00 pm I saw the two adults defending the nest against a bird of prey which appeared, soaring, above the roof. They did this loudly and forcefully, taking turn to make it fly south. They succeeded after 5 minutes.

    Today, I saw them around 1:00 taking turn to be very close to the nest, and doing things around the nest. I made a video:
    I don’t know what to make of this much activity: maybe you can help.