What’s New with Kalamazoo’s Peregrine Falcons as of June 30, 2014

Here is another update and photo of the Kalamazoo Peregrine Falcon family by Audubon Society of Kalamazoo member Dave Chmielewski.

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, Sunday 6-29-2014, the light for photography was terrible but the birds were super active. All kinds of action shots (mostly throw-always because of the poor light). Today, Monday 6-30-2014, (well the light was still bad at “O dark thirty” but improved to a very acceptable strong soft light by 9AM). The birds, HOWEVER, were anything but active. I only saw two birds in the 1-1/2 hours I was there. One juvenile (I believe) about 1/4 mile to the south was practicing flying like a teenage boy with a new skateboard – trying out all his new moves. The male is the only other bird that I observed and he sat on the 5th3rd building preening for about twenty minutes. It was like watching paint dry waiting for these birds to show. I got so bored I took one portrait of the male for the records. I’ll see what happens after this storm passes.