Peregrine falcons at Northwind

Peregrine falcons at Northwind

October 2014: We have a family of falcons nesting on our roof top. The evidence is seen on the ground every day with bits of lorikeets and other birds lying around the BBQ area and the pool. These are gruesome reminders that falcons are great hunters and live off other creatures. The juvenile somehow found its way to one of our gardens and spent quite some time looking around and preening itself. It did not appear to worried by people walking past and allowed them to get close. A couple of hours after the photos and video were taken it was found by a local who called to see if we had a nest on our building. The bird was brought to us in a washing basket and returned to the nesting area. We kept an eye on it and a couple of hours later there was evidence that it had eaten. At this point the juvenile is about three weeks away from being able to fly confidently and look after itself.

June 2015: There is at least one peregrine falcon living on our roof. We often pick up the regurgitated undigested bird parts the falcon drops to the ground. Often there will be a falcon perching on the ‘boxes’ around the building’s upper storey windows.