If you noticed less music around Central Campus last week, you weren't alone. Two peregrine falcons have silenced the hourly bells on Burton Memorial Tower. The falcons, which are quickly becoming the most talked-about birds in Ann Arbor, were spotted Wednesday perched on the highest ledge of the 70-year-old tower.

The nest box does not have a door in the back, so it is unlikely that the chicks will be banded this year. After they have left, the box will be modified, and a web cam installed, so next year hopefully they will be able to band the chicks. The male is still sometimes using the Bell Tower to eat his prey. Please let us know if you find food remains at the base of the tower, so we can go pick them up (call the Bird Division at 734-764-0457). Thanks!

Yum, what do they eat?