Bling for the Babies!
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, Greg Septon of the Peregrine Falcon Recovery Program plans to band the peregrine falcon chicks that have hatched at the Racine County Courthouse.
The banding will take place at 4 pm in the 10th floor lobby of the Racine County Courthouse. The banding will be open to visitors and the media. Please enter on the east side of the Courthouse (Wisconsin Ave.), where you will go through security and take the elevator to the 10th floor.
Baby falcons are called eyasses. They are covered by white down when they are born, which is replaced by feathers in three to five weeks.
Look who's back!
Although the falcons did not migrate, they have been seen throughout the winter chasing away unwanted guests from their nesting box. They have been seen more and more in their home as the days get lighter and warmer. Spring is just around the corner!