Peregrines at Montour

Yellow circle indicates position of peregrine falcon nest box about 500 feet above the ground.

Peregrines nested once again this year at the Montour power plant. The location of the nest box changed to a higher point on the exhaust stack when a monitoring platform was removed after the stack was decomissioned. That move did not deter peregrines from moving in. It appears that as of today there is one young peregrine chick within a few days of fledging. It can be seen only with a powerful spotting scope. The chick was enjoying the morning sun, stretching its wings and changing positions as it moved around the nest box and attached perch. One of its parents was perched nearby on another tower.

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