This privately owned cliff has falcons nesting in a nestbox they mounted directly on the cliff.
Two hatched on May 3rd, the third hatched on May 4th. They had one non-viable egg that did not hatch.
Eyasses were banded yesterday and given names via The first three $500 donors earned naming rights to one of the falcon chicks!The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the Peregrine, and historically as the Duck Hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head and "moustache". As is typical of bird-eating raptors, Peregrine Falcons are sexually dimorphic, females being considerably larger than males. The Peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h (200 mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom.