Meet Peregrine falcon parents Rupert and Mimi
Resident bird expert and curator of UW-Green Bay’s Richter Museum of Natural History, Tom Erdman shared photos and details of the University’s newest parents. Rupert and Mimi are the Peregrine falcons currently nesting on the roof of the David A. Cofrin Library.
Rupert, an adult male, replaced the unbanded male present at the start of breeding season. He “matriculated” from UW-Oshkosh campus site getting his rings in 2014.
Mimi, an adult female in her second year at UW-Green Bay, came from the We Energies, Milwaukee Power Plant. She also was hatched in 2014.
Since the time this photo was taken, all four eggs hatched and there are four chicks. “Getting any pictures before banding is doubtful because the nesting situation,” explained Erdman. “The banding schedule is still being developed as this will be quite difficult.”
– Photos by Tom Erdman, Richter Museum of Natural History Curator