By Greg Septon, peregrine falcon manager
This morning at 9:50, I was able to read the band number of an adult female via the webcam in the nest box at this site. She is (b/r) 66/X. She was produced in 2012 at the East Chicago Mittal Steel Indiana Harbor West nest site in Lake County, Ind. This is my first sighting of a female peregrine here so far this season. I've been hoping to see Eclipse (b/r) 67/H, the female that has nested here since 2010 but nothing so far.
Having identified the male here yesterday and the female today, it appears we may have an entirely new pair here this year. Time will tell.