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

Rupert, male peregrine nesting at UW-Green Bay

Rupert

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

Mimi

Mimi

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.

Young

Peregrine eggs

Peregrine eggs

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

Kimberly Vlies

Kimberly began working with web and graphic design in 2004 and joined the Office of Marketing and University Communication (M/UC) in October 2007.

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