MASS Live reports that the University of Massachusetts Amherst W.E.B. Du Bois Library has a new, feathered tenant.
“A baby peregrine falcon hatched Tuesday, about two months after a new pair of adults took up residence on the library’s roof. The new parents have a lot to live up to; the nests’ previous occupants raised 34 chicks during their years at the library…”
And it looks like the family will be growing. “Two more eggs remain and are expected to hatch soon, according to the falcons’ Twitter account…”
For up-to-date coverage, checkout the Live Falcon cam.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.