Falcon watching
April 27, 2001 11:32 AM   Subscribe

Falcon watching I've always found falcons fascinating.

A long time ago, I helped out ( in a small way ) with the state effort to re-establish the peregrine falcon in the Midwest. It was in a major Midwest city, where the downtown buildings were a close match to their native nesting habitat of cliff faces and tall trees. The focus for the falcon release was a hack box. Now, the same hack box is being used as a nest by a falcon breeding pair, who have four eyasses ( singular; eyas: i.e., falcon chicks ) this year.

This URL is the webcam of the hack box; it refreshes every 30 seconds. Since falcons eyasses grow fast, they need a lot of feeding, so the parents are primarily out hunting when they are not sheltering their children. Every once and a while you'll see one of the parents feeding the eyasses. In the coming weeks, you can watch these eyasses grow to more than triple their present size and get their flying wings.
posted by dragonmage (6 comments total)

I've always been fascinated with falcons, and when I clicked the link I was lucky enough to see one of the adults with the eyasses. Thanks for the link.
posted by Jeanne at 1:08 PM on April 27, 2001

Very cool; sadly no adults when I looked a moment ago.

I just hope it won't get hammered too hard when everybody goes to have a look.
posted by briank at 1:19 PM on April 27, 2001

Here's the "Falco-Cam" located in downtown Seattle.
posted by shinybeast at 1:27 PM on April 27, 2001

Here's a link to the Pennsylvania DEP Peregrine Falcon cam on the Rachel Carson State Office Building in downtown Harrisburg, PA.
posted by mattee at 5:42 PM on April 27, 2001

I love the perigrine. just majestic birds.good post. MORE BIRDS please. I love hawks that venture near cities, that circle the freeways...whooa almost lost the wheel.
posted by clavdivs at 7:16 AM on April 28, 2001

Anyone interested in a screen saver which simulates a falcon?
posted by Steven Den Beste at 10:06 AM on April 28, 2001

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