2015 Falcon Report

Peregrine falcons "Big Red" and "Chayton" had been seen in downtown Jackson for many years. They began nesting at the Jackson County Tower Building after pea gravel was added to their nesting location. A special thank you to Jackson County Board of Commissioner Chairman James "Steve" Shotwell for his two-year effort and dedication.



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2015 Highlights

  • Fourth egg hatched on May 5, 2015
  • Third egg hatched on May 4, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Two eggs hatched sometime between late Sunday (5/3) and early Monday (5/4).
  • Fifth egg was laid the morning of April 1st at 8:46 a.m.
  • Fourth egg was laid on March 29th at 8:15 p.m.
  • Third egg was laid on March 27th at 2:30 p.m.
  • Second egg was laid on March 25th at 10:20 a.m.
  • First egg was cracked on March 25 th at 10:08 a.m., but Big Red continues to sit on it.
  • First egg was laid the weekend of March 21st
  • Big Red made her first Live Stream appearance on March 20, 2015 at 11:48 am
  • Chayton made the first 2015 Live Stream appearance on March 18, 2015 at 9:46 am


In 2014, Big Red laid five (5) eggs on March 22, March 25, March 27, March 30 and April 1. Of these, three eggs hatched on May 1, May 2 and May 5. The three female chicks were banded on May 30, 2014 and named by Citizen Patriot readers as Matilda, Viking and Titan


In 2013, Big Red laid five (5) eggs, but only four (4) fledged. The four chicks were named by Citizen Patriot readers as Millie, Cascade, Coney and Tower.


In 2012, an additional four (4) chicks fledged, and they were named Liberty, Justice, Freedom and Grace.


In 2011, Big Red laid five (5) eggs, but only three (3) fledged. The three chicks were named Betty, Rose and Sparky.


In 2010, Big Red and Chayton fledged three (3) chicks that were named Jackson, Ella and Ernie.

This page originated on June 26, 2015 and was last modified on January 15, 2016

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