Male and Female Peregrine Falcons with Nest
by Darcy Arbeau
(London, Ontario, Canada)
We live over on Huron and Barker Street in a crescent across from a French High School.
The past 4 days we have seen 2 Peregrine Falcons with a nest in our backyards.
They are constantly in the area around their nest.
Their distinct bird call is not always enjoyed first thing in the morning and it has done a wonderful job of driving our cats and dogs crazy!
We have noticed them enjoying a nice meal of mice at times and the dogs appreciate it when they drop dead carcasses into our backyard for them to find.
I have also noticed that our bird feeder is being used less and less.
We also had some squirrels that were partly tamed, just in the sense that they would come around us when we have peanuts, but not too close.
I have lived in London Ontario for 12 years and some families have been here for 20 to 30 years and this is the first time any of us have heard, seen or even knew there was Peregrine Falcons in London.