How Do Falcons Mate?


When it comes to finding a mate male and female falcons work together.

The male will fly high above the female performing impressive aerial displays in order to catch her attention.

Once the female is interested the two will lock talons and spiral down together sometimes reaching speeds of over 200 miles per hour!

During the breeding season which typically takes place between February and March pairs of falcons will often build their nests together.

These nests called eyries are usually located on cliffs or in the forks of trees.

Falcons will often reuse the same eyrie year after year adding new material to it each time.

Once the eggs are laid both parents will take turns incubating them.

After about 35 days the chicks will hatch.

The parents will then spend the next few weeks feeding them and teaching them how to hunt.

By the time they reach adulthood falcons will have developed their own hunting and mating habits and will often stay in the same area for the rest of their lives.

Here’s a practical video of falcons mating on a video: