Long, hot summer days

With the middle of summer in full swing and the cicadas & crickets filling the hot dry air with sound (combined with the din of the construction work going on below!) the roost is a safe, quiet and relatively cool place for the falcons who have all taken their turns¬† resting and recovering from the heat. The other day mum was seen in the nest checking it out, with almost a “preparedness” about her (?).¬† She seemed very interested in the walls, the gravel and making space for herself. The cobwebs are starting to appear and it will need a clean-out soon. Design work is underway for a replacement roost for this coming season and a carefully detailed list of procedures to uninstall and reinstall the box and cameras etc is being written up.

Mum’s roost resting video can be viewed here …