Since the high risk nest site on the BBT building was blocked by DGIF Nongame biologists in March, the whereabouts of the Richmond falcon pair has been in question. The birds continued to be seen on several of their favored perches. For some time only a single bird was being seen at one time making us wonder if the birds hadn't in fact found an alternate nest site. A number of possible sites have been evaluated by DGIF Nongame biologists but no nest site was confirmed.
Today both birds were seen for some time spending much of the afternoon perched on the BBT building across from the nestbox at Riverfront Plaza. Given the length of time the pair were both present it is unlikely that the pair currently have an active nest. We will continue to monitor the pair and attempt to identify any potential nest sites.