One of Illinois' most popular nest sites, the Evanston Peregrines have quite a following.
You have a responsibility to help n save when in need.” Bird-nest cams have become hugely popular, and spring is when they’re full of action.
Millions of viewers log on to see live-streamed egg-laying, egg-incubating and chick-hatching.
This year they have been seen courting inside the box.
We have great hopes that they will use the nest box again this year.
In the past, photographers from the UK "camped" out for the breeding season documenting everything from eggs, to young to fledging.
Their images graced the pages of Audubon magazine (print and online versions), delighting folks around the world.Be sure to visit the Evanston Public Library's website to find the date for banding as it is open to the public. Check the camera and you'll know its time when the chicks are still big and fluffy but their brown flight feathers are starting to come in.One highlight of each nesting season is the flower pot nesting of our Belmont/Addison Peregrines.The camera was new in 2016 and through it we caught sight of a raccoon in the nest box which stole the single egg laid.While the Peregrines did not renest in the box last year, this past February a bird was seen in the box.Try to read the leg bands if/when the adult gets close to the camera.