Big Day at Plum Island, May 9, 2016

Observation Start Time: 07:00:00 Observation End Time: 17:15:00 Official Counter: Ursula Goodine Observers: Bob Secatore, Mark Schoene, Maryellen Stone, Paul Roberts Weather: Ideal weaather. A clearing front produced chilly W/WSW/NW winds 5-35 mph. Rain showers early, then largely sunny skies with beautiful cumulus clouds forming. Vis 40 K. Temps 7.2-16.1 degrees C. Observation Notes: Just a spectacular day! Only 3 birds … Continue reading Big Day at Plum Island, May 9, 2016

First successful breeding of Peregrine Falcons on non-man-made structures in Eastern Massachusetts since their reintroduction.

By Craig Jackson The story of the successful reintroduction of Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) into the Northeast United States, including Massachusetts, has been well documented. Seeing a Peregrine flying by in migration is no longer a rare event, and many observers have also been treated to the sight of Peregrines flying down from lofty perches … Continue reading First successful breeding of Peregrine Falcons on non-man-made structures in Eastern Massachusetts since their reintroduction.