Mar 31 2011
Here’s news from just of few of the many on-camera peregrine nests on the Internet:
- Rochester, New York’s Times Square Building is home to Beauty and Archer, pictured here. Beauty, who hatched at the Cathedral of Learning in 2007, stays in Rochester all year long but Archer leaves for the winter so they’ve been getting reacquainted since his return on March 12. Rochester (hometown of Kodak) has a great camera setup with five streaming cameras, blogs, forums and archives, all at Rfalconcam. No eggs yet, but they’re expected soon!
- Cleveland, Ohio’s Terminal Tower is home to SW (female) and Boomer. SW hatched at Pittsburgh’s Gulf Tower in 1999 and is currently incubating four eggs. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History hosts three cameras at the CMNH-Falconcam and a Forum with news and photos of peregrines in Ohio and around the world.
- The Rachel Carson Office Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is home to a pair of peregrines who finished laying four eggs on March 18. PA Falcon Cam provides video streaming at the nest from two cameras, plus a photo gallery and news. One of the cameras is zoomed so close that you can see the peregrine breathing as it incubates.
- Wilmington, Delaware has a pair of peregrines with five eggs at the Brandywine Building. The female of this pair was born in Harrisburg, PA, the male was born in this nest box! See daily updates and photos on the Wilmington Falcons blog and watch the streaming camera here.
- The Peregrine Fund has a streaming camera at One Capital Center in Boise, Idaho which is best viewed using Internet Explorer (not Firefox!). Idaho is two timezones behind us so their peregrines will still be awake while ours are sleeping.
- The webcams in Canada aren’t live yet, but a selection of cameras can be found here at the Canadian Peregrine Foundation.
- And finally, if you’re awake at 1:30am Eastern time, the sun is about to rise in England and you can watch the Derby Cathedral peregrines start their day. Derby, UK is 5 hours ahead of us so these birds will be asleep long before our sunset. Or maybe not… They’re famous for hunting at night(*). No eggs yet, but they’re imminent.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to get distracted from what you intended to do on your computer. 😉
(photo of Archer and Beauty from Rfalconcam in Rochester, New York)
(*) See the comments for a link to the blog+video of hunting at night …and… for links to even MORE falconcams.