Some additional informal monitoring will continue into next week.

We hope to see the juveniles begin to start flying more often as they become stronger over these next coming days.

The juvenile stayed there for about fifteen minutes before flying again around the Riverfront Plaza towers and out of sight.

Simultaneously, he saw another falcon, an adult, flying behind the towers.

The deceased juvenile female falcon was examined by DGIF’s veterinarian this morning.

The young falcon’s injuries suggest that the bird had crashed into something, most likely a building, which is not uncommon for young falcons learning to fly in an urban environment.

Images that nicely showed the bird’s black and green leg bands of 46/AU allowed us to make the identification.

These photos were taken August 13th, around noon, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey at Richard W. The photographer reported that he saw the bird for just a few seconds as it dove toward a wetland at the park, then circled twice above him and then took off.

Posted on July 7, 2017A DGIF biologist headed downtown early this morning to check on the two juvenile Peregrine Falcons.

Within minutes of his arrival he heard a falcon call and saw a juvenile land on the west tower of the Riverfront Plaza (the building where the Richmond pair nests).

Given these transitions, it is encouraging that the resulting peregrine pair nested successfully.

We look forward to next year’s breeding season when we hope for a further increase in nesting success.

He retrieved the falcon and brought it to DGIF’s veterinarian to determine the details of the bird’s death.