University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Peregrine Falcon 2009 information
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.  Please see the UWM homepage News Story for additional photos and information.

Animal Care and Use Protocol number 08-09 #34

 

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3 juvenile falcons put on a spectacular aerobatics show this afternoon around the EMS building.
Photos mainly silhouettes against a gray sky. - 7-21-2009

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4 Juveniles around the nestbox. -7-1-2009

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2 adults and 2 juveniles were seen around EMS today.
This juvenile (not identified) was on the Lapham penthouse. - 6-30-2009

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We have an empty nestbox - all of the chicks have fledged. - 6-29-2009

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40/E, "Rosalind" (Franklin) fledged today at 7:50AM.
Mendel, 14/B was seen back in the nestbox with mom getting a meal. - 6-27-2009

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Mendel (above), 14/B, with mom in watch on the Chemistry tower. - 6-26-2009

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Mendel, 14/B, exercising his wings on the Chemistry tower. - 6-26-2009

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(Gregor) "Mendel" (male), 14/B, fledged today about 2:00PM. Seen here atop the Chemistry tower. - 6-25-2009

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3 female chicks still in the nestbox.- 6-25-2009

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Getting ready to fly. - 6-24-2009

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Female feeding 4 aggressive chicks. - 6-23-2009

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3 Chicks down for the night. - 6-22-2009

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2 Chicks on the ledge of the nestbox looking out over the UWM Campus and city.
Photo from the ground. - 6-20-2009

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4 Chicks on the ledge of the nestbox looking out over the UWM Campus and city.
Wet feathers and other "bird by-products" have soiled the camera dome. - 6-20-2009

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4 Chicks crowding the male for food. Very few downy feathers left.- 6-18-2009 - 6-18-2009

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Front view of new breast feathers. - 6-17-2009

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2 Chicks up on the ledge of the nestbox. All of the chicks have ventured up there. - 6-17-2009

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43/E is the first to venture up on the ledge of the nestbox - it's a long way down on the other side. - 6-15-2009

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Chicks are starting to feed themselves. - 6-13-2009

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43/E showing off her new bling. - 6-13-2009

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Chicks are standing more and running around the box. - 6-11-2009

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You can really start to see feathers now. - 6-9-2009

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4 back in the box. - 6-8-2009

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Greg Septon puts the chicks back in the nestbox. - 6-8-2009

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4 Chicks with leg bands - EMS Penthouse. - 6-8-2009

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Greg Septon and 4 newly banded chicks - EMS Penthouse. - 6-8-2009

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Male with a bite to eat. - 6-8-2009

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4 cold and wet chicks. - 6-8-2009

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2 Chicks with new feathers. - 6-7-2009

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Primary feathers are growing. - 6-7-2009

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The male with 4 Chicks - 6-6-2009

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4 Chicks - Very active now exploring the nestbox, walking more strongly and starting to flap their wings. Primary feathers growing in. - 6-5-2009

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They will come out for food - 6-2-2009

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 The chicks have all migrated to the back of the nestbox directly under the camera - 6-2-2009

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Female keeping watch - 5-30-2009

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Chicks are very active now exploring the nestbox - 5-30-2009

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Exploring the nestbox - 5-29-2009

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4 Chicks after a meal. 5-28-2009

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4 Chicks and Female 5-28-2009

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Someone call my name? 5-27-2009

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Male leg bands - (black/green) E/43 named "Samson",
hatched at Milwaukee's US Bank in 2007 - 5-27-2009

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Dad is back to checkup on the family 5-27-2009

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Growing a few more feathers 5-26-2009

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4 hungry and growing chicks 5-25-2009

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Now which is my best side? 5-25-2009

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Late night snack. 5-24-2009

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All asleep 5-23-2009

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Is there room for 1 more? 5-23-2009

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4 Chicks - Staying Warm 5-22-2009

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3 Growing Chicks - 4th out of frame 5-21-2009

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Female Feeding 4 Chicks 5-21-2009

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Male Feeding Young 5-20-2009

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Male Brooding 5-20-2009

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Morning Nap 5-20-2009

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Breakfast 5-19-2009

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4th Chick hatched 5-18-2009

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First Night - 5-16-2009

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Dinner 5-16-2009

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3 Chicks 5-16-2009

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3 Chicks and Mom 5-16-2009

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First egg hatch 5-16-2009

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4 eggs 4-14-2009

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3 eggs 4-13-2009

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Male on left - female on right - 2nd egg 4-11-2009

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 First egg 4-8-2009