A pair of Peregrine Falcons has taken up residence in the nest box at Syracuse's State Tower Building, with high hopes that there will be babies this year for the first time since 2011. The female may already be laying on eggs, and we could see babies (called eyas) around Mother's Day
The peregrines are both new to this nest box. The female has a band on her left leg (photographers are trying to get a good enough picture to identify her). The male is unbanded.
We may never know what happened to the long-term resident pair, Fancy and Groucho.
Long-time observers expect to set up a watch under the nest box in June, when the babies start to fly, to keep them out of traffic and other city hazards as they practice landings.
There's a Falconcam up and running, if you'd like to watch 24x7