University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2016 information and webcam
Peregrine Falcons have been present on the UWM campus for several years frequently seen soaring above or perched on several of the high rise buildings on campus. In particular, much activity has been observed on the Engineering & Mathematical Sciences Building. In the fall of 2007, Greg Septon of the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program, toured the EMS site and encouraged University officials and scientists to build and install a nest box at the site. Plans were drawn up for the box, UWM Physical Plant carpenters and other trades workers constructed and installed the nest box at a site chosen on the roof of the EMS building. Department Biological Sciences faculty and staff provide scientific observation and data reporting. Thomas Hansen from the WATER Institute, Monica Cloutier from UTIS and Thomas Schuck from Biological Sciences helped construct and maintain this web site.

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5-29-2016 many new feathers
5-29-2016 - Many new feathers on the chick now.

5-27-2016 - Chick close up
5-27-2016 - Chick close ups.

5-27-2016 resting on a rock
5-27-2016 - Resting his head on a rock.

5-26-2016 female and 3 chicks
5-26-2016 - Chicks are much more active now moving around the nest box and competing over food. With female.

5-26-2016 - smaller male chick
5-26-2016 - Smaller male chick.

5-24-2016 - Chick head shot
5-24-2016 - Chick head shot.

5-23-2016 - Feathers
5-23-2016 - The chicks are starting to grow some tail and wing pin feathers.

Male female nest box on EMS
5-19-2016 - Female (left) and male (right) watching over the nest box after the chick have been returned.

Male in flight with broom
5-19-2016 - Male in flight over us.  A broom is used to ward of the attack.

Felmale scolding us as we remove teh chicks
5-19-2016 - Female scolding us as we replace the chicks

3 chick back in the nest box
5-19-2016 - 3 Chicks back in the nest box.

3 chicks with new bands
5-19-2016 - 3 Chicks with new bands.

Showing foot size
5-19-2016 - Showing the size of the chick's foot.

Septon - Schuck attaching band to chick small
5-19-2016 - The chicks received their new ID bands today. Septon and Schuck attaching a leg band to one of the chicks.  The head of the chick is covered with a light towel to keep it calm during the process.

5-19-2016 - nothing like a sib to curl up to
5-19-2016 - Nothing like a sib to curl up with.

5-17-2016 Chicks are starting to move around the nest box
5-17-2016 - Chick are starting to move around the nest box.

5-17-2016 Female feeding 3 chicks
5-17-2017 - Female feeding 3 chicks

5-16-2016 - chick head shot
5-16-2016 - Chick head shot

5-16-2016 - 3 chicks
5-16-2016 - 3 chicks

5-12-2016 - 3 well feed chicks
5-12-2016 - 3 Well feed chicks.

5-12-2016 - male in feeding the chicks
5-12-2016 - Male in feeding the chicks.

5-10-2016 Male in with the chicks
5-10-2016 - Male in with the chicks

5-10-2016 Chicks
5-10-2016 - 3 rapidly growing chicks

5-8-2016 - ball of chicks
5-8-2016 - Ball of chicks after brunch.

5-7-2016 two heads one butt
5-7-2016 - Two heads one butt

5-6-2016 where did everybody go
5-6-2016 - Where did everyone go???

Female and chicks asleep - 5- 6-2016
5-6-2016 - Female and chicks asleep.

2 hungry - 1 sleeping chick - 4th egg 5-3-2016
5-3-2016 - 2 hungry chicks - 1 sleeping chick

male-female  with 3 chicks 5-2-2016
5-2-2016 - The much smaller male is in to keep the chicks warm. Female (right) returning.

3 chicks and female 5-2-2016
5-2-2016 - Female feeding 3 chicks.

4th egg hatchin with 3 chicks  2 5-2-2016
5-2-2016 - The 3rd chick has hatched. 4th egg looks like it is starting to hatch.

2 Chicks waiting for dinner while 3 egg hatches 5-1-2016
5-1-2016 - 2 chicks having dinner, 3rd egg hatching.

3rd egg hatching 5-1-2016
5-1-2016 - 3rd egg hatching.

egg tooth 2 5-1-2016
5-1-2016 - The egg tooth can still be sen on the one chick beak.

Female feeding 2 chicks 6 5-1-2016
5-1-2016 - Female feeding 2 newly hatched chicks

Female with shells 5-1-2016
5-1-2016 - Waiting for female to move so we can get a pic of the first chick.

Egg shell 5-1-2016
5-1-2016 - We have shells.

Still sitting on 4 eggs 4-23-2016
4-23-2016 - Still sitting on 4 eggs.

Female napping while sitting on eggs 4-18-2016
4-18-2016 - Female taking a nap while incubating the eggs.

4th egg 3-30-2016
3-30-2016 - The 4th egg was laid today!

Female sitting on eggs 3-29-2016
3-29-2016 - Female sitting on the eggs.

3rd egg 3-28-2016
3-28-2016 - The 3rd egg was laid last night.

2nd egg 3-25-2016
3-25-2016 - The 2ng egg was laid this morning.

Female sitting on 1st egg 3-23-2016
3-23-2016 - Female sitting on 1st egg.

1st egg laid today 3-23-2016
3-23-2016 - First egg laid today.

Female 3-9-2016
2-27-2016 - Our unbanded female has returned to the nest box and displaced 33/U.  33/U is now at the Milwaukee County Power Plant site where she has nested the past two seasons.

2 Birds 2-1-2016
2-1-2016 -  There has been some activity at the nest box in the past few weeks. An adult Female: (b/r) 33/U,produced in 2012 at the EastlakePower Plant in Eastlake, OH has been visiting the nest site.  She nested  previously at the Wauwatosa: We Energies Milwaukee County Power Plant.  Our male,(b/r) 84/R Lighting, has stayed at the nest site all winter.