Peregrine Falcons at the Drop Tower
Since the end of April, ZARM has animal offspring again! In the last 30 years kestrels have repeatedly sought the drop tower as a nesting place, but this year we have special guests: a pair of peregrine falcons has moved into the nesting box of the drop tower and is raising two healthy offspring there. Our small photo gallery shows that the rearing is very fast and the young birds leave the nest for the first time after about 6 to 7 weeks. Until then, the bird parents are still busy feeding the offspring and preparing them for their first flight. We will continue to publish snapshots of the daily growing peregrine falcon chicks here.