Peregrine Falcons at Alcoa Anglesea
 
After two failed nesting attempts on the Alcoa Anglesea Power Station in 2003, environmental staff installed a nest box for the pair on the site's water tower in 2004. Forty-five metres from the ground, the height of the structure mimics a shear cliff face, the preferred natural nesting habitat of the Peregrine Falcon.
 
  • 1991-1995 Peregrines were nesting on a ledge on the face of the open cut coal mine and eleven young were raised.
  • 1996-2002 Peregrine Falcons were seen hunting over the open cut mine during nesting season but the nesting site location was unknown.
  • 2003 A Peregrine Falcon pair, Sheila (female) and Maverick (male) adopt the Alcoa Anglesea Power Station for the breeding season. Two nest attempts failed with the falcon pair's choice of location proving unsuitable for successful hatching of the eggs.
  • 2004 A nest box is installed on the water tower where Sheila and Maverick successfully raise 4 fledglings – Tess, Skye, Hunter and Jet.
  • 2005 Havoc replaces Maverick as Sheila's mate and they successfully raise 3 fledglings – Ester, Swoop and Storm.
  • 2006 Installation of the webcam - the first Peregrine Falcon webcam for Victoria.
  • 2006 Sheila and Havoc raise a single fledgling - Uno.

  • 2007 Sheila and Havoc successfully raise 2 fledglings – Dash and Concorde.

  • 2008 Sheila and Havoc successfully raise 3 male fledglings - Midnight, Rocket and Stan
  • 2009 Nest box is relocated on the water tower.  Sheila and Havoc successfully raise 3 fledglings - Froona, Barega and Warrun
  • 2009 Band data has been recovered for Concorde, the male fledgling from Alcoa Anglesea in 2007.  Concorde has been found actively defending a nest site 31km north of the Alcoa Anglesea site following the death of the previous resident male.
  • 2010 Ava replaces Sheila as Havoc's mate.  Nest box is relocated from the water tower to a stand-alone location.  No evidence of a nesting attempt in the nest box. Nesting attempt on the Power Station unsuccessful
  • 2011 No evidence of a nesting attempt in the nest box.  Nesting attempt on the Power Station unsuccessful.
  • 2012 Nest box is relocated again to a stand-alone location adjacent to the Power Station.  No evidence of a nesting attempt in the nest box.  Nesting attempt on the Power Station unsuccessful




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Alcoa Anglesea family tree