Finally, the first hatchling in Uccle!
We expected it on Friday, but it is only today that the first falcon chick of this spring 2021 has been hatching in Brussels, more precisely at the Saint Job church in Uccle.
A 2020 falcon chick of Uccle nests in Saint Gilles
The Ucclean Peregrine brood from last year consisted of 2 females and 1 male. Big surprise: the latter was spotted yesterday, perched on the tower of the Town Hall of Saint Gilles, one of the 19 municipalities of Brussels. How could we identify him? Thanks to the letters and numbers on his ring; through the telescope while he was perched at the entrance of the nest!
The Peregrine pair of Uccle Saint Job
The history of the observation of Peregrine Falcons in Uccle dates back to the autumn of 2013 when several naturalists from the municipality observed one and sometimes two individuals perched on the dome of Saint Job church.
Oh the technology!
A connection issue prevented the live streaming of the footage from the ULB this weekend. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. The teams are eager to find a solution as soon as possible.
The Peregrines at the University of Brussels (ULB)
The first observations of a Peregrine Falcon on the ULB campus in the Solbosch district date back to winter 2017-2018. During the same period, a falcon is from time to time spotted, perched on the Church of Saint Adrian, just 500 m southeast. Considering that a pair nests on the IT tower located at the end of Avenue Louise at the entrance to Bois de la Cambre, only 850 m from the Solbosch site, the establishment of a new pair has hitherto been excluded. Mistake, serious mistake!
Season 2021: the program!
This year, we invite you to observe 3 Peregrine Falcon pairs established in Brussels. Or rather two and a half!