Go to the following link to see footage of a young peregrine falcon on the Glen Jackson Bridge. We entered the nest this morning to band the one female nestling as well as to collect blood and feather samples, eggshell fragments and prey remains. The video was taken post banding after we had placed the nestling (known as an "eyas") back in the nest area. Peregrines do not build stick nests but rather lay their eggs directly on the substrate. Typically they nest on high cliff ledges but they will also substitute bridges and buildings with ledges.
Also for those of you interested in learning more about our local urban wildife, Dr. Stan Gehrt will be speaking at PSU next week. Stan is one of the foremost experts in the world on urban coyotes.
Adult peregrine flying near Glenn Jackson Bridge
Peregrine nestling being banded on Glenn Jackson Bridge