February 1 to 4

Sunday, February 1 – 10:53 Am – Astrid is spotted sitting on a windowsill on the East side of the Adirondack Bank building and Ares is happily perched on the state building.

Wednesday, February 4 – 7:05 AM – Ares comes to the box and stays on the edge for a long visit. Astrid arrives at 7:42 but only stays on the edge for a couple of minutes. She did not join Ares in the box – he hopped into the box just before her arrival and was calling to her.

February 9, 2015

Astrid and Ares visited the nest box twice on Monday. They spent a few minutes together inside the box in typical behavior that has become known as “a dance” amongst our team.


Astrid actually spent most of the afternoon on the perch. Ares came back for a second visit and I was able to catch this shot of the two of them on the perches.  Ares attempted to impress Astrid with his flying skills even though it was still snowing and blowing out side! This is part of their mating ritual and we are happy to see that they are displaying the expected behavior already.