Since March, we’ve received several emails and phone calls from people who spotted peregrines from the bar on the 95th floor of the John Hancock building. We had some sightings in this area last year as well, but we had no evidence of a nest.
I’ve gone up to the 95th a number of times now, but it wasn’t until May 4th that I actually saw a peregrine. I first spotted it as it stooped from the spire of a building at 680 North Lake Shore Drive. I watched for awhile and saw it fly back up to the tower, land near the top and disappear under the eave.
Since that time, a number of people have watched the area, but the sparse activity suggests nesting is an unlikely scenario. At any rate, I’ll keep you posted if we find out anything!