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


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


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


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 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

This page originated on August 23, 2012 and was last modified on February 5, 2015