Today, I saw and photographed two young Peregrines in a nest on a lakeside cliff in North Kawartha Township. I did not see either of the adults, since they must have been away hunting for food. Last year, the Peregrines nested in the same location and raised two young. This marked the first recorded successful Peregrine nesting in Peterborough County that I’m aware of. The young left the nest the first week of July. In 2012, the birds attempted to nest but were unsuccessful. The cliff was historically used by ravens for nesting. The recovery of the Peregrine from the brink of extirpation in Ontario has been nothing short of remarkable.