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MANCHESTER, NH – The city is enraptured with the arrival of its newest raptors.
NH Audubon has been monitoring the peregrine falcon action atop the Brady-Sullivan tower, and report that there are hatchlings visible via the 24-hour falcon-cam. The baby birds, known as eyasses, appear to be healthy and under close watch by mama peregrine falcon.
History: 2015 Season updates via NH Audubon:
Sometime during this past winter, a new unbanded female peregrine falcon took up residence at the Brady-Sullivan Tower. She replaced “02/Z,” a black/green banded female peregrine falcon that was in residence since 2006 and was nearly 10 years old when she disappeared. Over the past calendar year, both of Manchester’s resident peregrines – the black/green banded male “6/7” and the female mentioned above – have been replaced by new birds. At the end of March, NH Audubon also noted a second male peregrine challenging the new resident male for possession of the site. But, in spite of all this domestic upheaval, the breeding territory continues to be active, and the site was on “baby watch” after four eggs were counted. Thanks to the magic of video, Chris Martin of NH Audubon reported the emergence of three hatchlings, the first one arriving sometime May 11.
NH Audubon is providing live streaming video of the peregrine falcon nest at 1750 Elm Street with the support of SingleDigits, Inc., and Brady Sullivan Properties.
Read more about the Peregrine Falcon Monitoring and Management project.