APRIL 2017

Update on the nesting season of the Brussels Peregrine falcons: part 2
The Notre Dame church in Laeken is home to a Peregrine falcon couple at least since 2011. Last year, it was not a success. A first female laid 4 eggs but she was replaced by another falcon from the Netherlands. The exact origin of the falcon could not be determined, because the code on her ring was not fully deciphered.
The latest news from the Brussels Peregrine falcon couples
Let’s make a tour around the 12 monitored couples from Brussels, now that the chicks in the cathedral are 10 days old.
What is going on in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre?
The Peregrine pair in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre has lost its two chicks in only a couple of hours. The male and the female still take turns brooding on the two remaining eggs, but chances are very slim that they will hatch.
Come and see!
Observing the peregrine falcons via streaming is good, but observing them « in real life » is even better!
How can you distinguish between the male and the female Peregrine falcon?
The difference between the male and the female is there, but it is subtle. Let’s take our binoculars!
Surprise in Uccle!
The Peregrine pair that nests in Uccle in the clock tower of the St. Job Church, is the newcomer in the observation network of falcons in Brussels.
Then there were two!
Today, the two first falcons have hatched at the cathedral.
Hatching has begun in the cathedral!
We didn’t have to wait long, because a first young falcon has started to come out of his egg on top of the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral in the centre of Brussels.
A new flight
Brussels has been the home of 12 Peregrine falcon couple for several years now. An exceptional opportunity! We have decided to set up a true observation network, to discover multiple falcon families simultaneously and in detail. This spring, we look at three of them!