The main Evanston Public Library is having a repeat performance this spring as as nesting place for a pair of falcons.

One of this year's falcons

The nesting pair (as yet unidentified, but quite possibly the same pair as last year) have been showing interest in the same nesting site as last year. On Saturday, March 29, the first egg appeared. A second one showed up April 1. The mother should lay one or two more over the next few days, at which point the pair will start sitting consistently on the nest.

The nest is in one of the sheltered flower boxes high on the south wall of the Main Library. This is the 5th year in a row that falcons have nested here. Check out the progress, from egg laying to hatching and fledging on the Library website.

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  1. Name them boids!
    Manhattan’s most famous falcons are named Pale Male and Lola. What are the Evanston falcons names?

    I just checked the library’s falcon-cam page ( and they do not appear to be named, other than the generic “falcons” and “nesting pair.” That’s not too creative for birds residing at the library!

    The name possibilites are nearly endless:
    Maryanne and Melvin
    Recto and Verso
    Google and Yahoo
    Evan and Ston

    And then there’s the rich possibilities that could come from corporate sponsorship:
    Levi and Strauss
    Marshall and Fields (Lord and Taylor)
    Harley and Davidson
    Chicago and Northwestern


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