Event Pictorials
 
PEREGRINE FALCON WATCHES BRIDGE
May 25, 2014
For the last few years, a Peregrine Falcon has taken up residence in the South Tower of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge.
 
A special nesting enclosure was installed high up on the South Bridge Tower several years ago, to encourage Falcons to make a home there. Now one has, and in fact, has mated and produced a baby falcon there. This effort was made as sort of a last ditch attempt to bring a natural method of pigeon control to the Bridge and surrounding area. Here, the Falcon stands on one of the support brackets of his home. And we have a baby Falcon. If you look close at the lighter circled area, the Falcon is sitting on one of the power cables that crosses between the two Towers. He has greatly reduced the incidence of pigeon droppings. Cell phone pictures supplied by MDOT employees.
             
           
 
Digital enhancement: Roland Burgan
 
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