Peregrine Falcon Live Cam from PG&E Building in San Francisco
June 16, 2017 1:23 PM   Subscribe

 
Seeing one of these guys when I go downtown is like being blessed by an angel.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 1:30 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]


Seems none of the falcon nests with cams in Chicagoland had success this year, but actor Dacey Arashiba's balcony plays host to a falcon family, and his Instagram tracks their development.
posted by me3dia at 1:31 PM on June 16 [7 favorites]


Tiny fuzzy dinosaurs with giant lethal talons!
posted by rtha at 1:32 PM on June 16 [7 favorites]


THat WOULD be lovely if I could get the webcam to ever load...
posted by Samizdata at 1:38 PM on June 16


That's the coolest falcon thing I've seen on the web.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:52 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]


THat WOULD be lovely if I could get the webcam to ever load...

Are you using Safari v10? There's a note on the page that says the cam doesn't yet work on Safari 10. Why? I have no fathomable idea.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:10 PM on June 16


Neat! That's four blocks from my house! Good thing I don't have a pet ... uh... grackle?
posted by aubilenon at 2:14 PM on June 16 [3 favorites]


Direct link to embedded player.
m3u8 link for VLC or a Native HLS Playback extension for the browser (Firefox addon, Chrome extension) of your choice. Safari may not have very good support for m3u8 playback over HTTP.
posted by sysinfo at 2:14 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]


If you want to see peregrine falcons that are just a few weeks older check out the nest cam in UMAss Amherst.

It's amazing how quickly they grow -- just a month or so from floppy fluff ball to sleek death-from-above!
posted by mcduff at 2:40 PM on June 16 [3 favorites]


One of them just pooped. I'm impressed with the trajectory! Now back to napping.
posted by AFABulous at 2:50 PM on June 16 [2 favorites]


mcduff, I wish that one had sound because he is squawking up a storm.
posted by AFABulous at 2:51 PM on June 16 [2 favorites]


AFABulous, speaking of poop trajectory, you might enjoy this video from the UMass twitter feed.
posted by mcduff at 2:56 PM on June 16 [2 favorites]


Mom or Dad is feeding them a mess of something gooey right now...
posted by suelac at 3:31 PM on June 16


No proper nest? The chicks are just laying about on dirt. Is that normal?
posted by shockingbluamp at 5:58 PM on June 16


Nope. I am one of those non-Mac losers. I use Brave.

It could also just be my slow DSL.
posted by Samizdata at 6:39 PM on June 16


shockingbluamp: "The birds do no nest building beyond a ritualized scraping of the nest ledge to create a depression in the sand, gravel or other substrate of the nest site. Scrapes are about 9 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep." (source) Peregrine falcons are not into the whole fancypants nest building gig.
posted by which_chick at 7:16 PM on June 16 [3 favorites]


Seeing one of these guys when I go downtown is like being blessed by an angel.

Every time I see a raptor--whether it's a Golden Eagle or a kestrel, my heart still lifts a little even after 40 years of living in the Snake River Birds of Prey area. However, being blessed sure does a number on my hat. Eeech.
posted by BlueHorse at 8:06 PM on June 16 [1 favorite]


did not see this till today, just clicked the cam, DAD(?) IS FEEDING THE HATCHLINGS RIGHT NOW WOW SO GREAT!!!
posted by grobstein at 2:39 PM on June 17 [2 favorites]


grobstein, same here. Amazing.
posted by exlotuseater at 2:43 PM on June 17


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