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Offline GCG

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2015, 09:28 »
I saw this post on Facebook and thought we need a falcon fix. Article plus photos from inside the apartment.

http://www.audubon.org/news/peregrines-and-photographer-bunk-out-chicago-mans-apartment
 

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2015, 22:22 »
Yet another article on the Belmont Addison peregrine family. This Audubon article contains much more information, and the photos are gorgeous, as are the birds. They are by the same photographer, but are not the same photos as the Guardian article.

https://www.audubon.org/news/peregrines-and-photographer-bunk-out-chicago-mans-apartment

And here is the link to the photos by the site owner documenting the events on his balcony. He has shared the link a number of times. He has many fascinating photos of Linda, Steve and the chicks.

https://instagram.com/officebuddha/

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2015, 13:33 »
Thank you for the link Alison.  You are right, the pictures are stunning.

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2015, 12:00 »
Another article on Linda, Steve and their four chicks. The photos which accompany the article are beautiful.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2015/aug/10/diary-of-urban-peregrine-falcon-nest-chicago-in-pictures?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2015, 21:29 »
This is Joe, one of the four juvies from the Belmont Addison nest.

Great photo by Josh Belay.



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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2015, 21:27 »
Linda made the cover

Linda, the resident female at the Belmont Addison nest, is on the cover of the current issue of BBC Wildlife Magazine. She is a beauty:



I would like to read the accompanying article.

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifemagazine

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 01:47 »
The first to fledge at this nest was Refrigerator, the youngest chick. He was not seen for over 24 hours, then was sighted on a nearby building. Two days after fledging, he returned to the nest site to visit his siblings.

All four chicks fledged successfully, and all of them have been seen since fledging, usually on the roof of one of the buildings. All four have been seen together, a very good sign.

The parents have been named Linda and Steve.

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 09:42 »
The four chicks were banded on June 8.

Information from the Chicago Peregrine Program.

The female calmly sat on the balcony railing watching us band her 4 chicks. (3 girls and a boy).

The chicks' names are: Luke, Katy, Joe and Refrigerator. Theme: famous Perrys.

Great photo of the banding by Mary Hennen, who does so much for peregrines.



As of June 10, one of the chicks had already ventured out onto the balcony.

I too hope that the webcam will start working again.

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 04:44 »
I, for one hope the live feed is repaired. I would like to view this nest/planter.

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2015, 23:52 »
Wow! That certainly is a most unusual nest site. Amazing that all 4 chicks hatched & continue to thrive in that planter box.  8)

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Re: Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015 / Steve & Linda
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 00:53 »
June 3:

 

Watched over by Mom after dark:



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IL / Chicago - Belmont Addison - 2015
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 00:50 »
This is an unusual nest site, since the resident pair, who are both unbanded, adopted a planter on someone's balcony as their home.

Last year, this pair attempted to nest at three different sites. They laid one egg at each of the first two sites, and then laid two eggs at the Belmont Addison site. The eggs were incubated for a while, and then abandoned.

This year, they returned to Belmont Addison and laid four eggs. The eggs were incubated, and all four hatched. This is a very small planter for four growing peregrine chicks. Fortunately, the people who live there, and their neighbours, like the birds.

On May 27:

 

The webcam has been somewhat up and down, and at the moment is off air. I hope it will be back, and that everything is okay with this falcon family.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/belmont-addison-peregrines