Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Peregrine Falcons

In downtown Columbus, Ohio there is a peregrine falcon nesting box on a ledge of an office building. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources put up web cams several years ago and you can watch what happens in the nest and on the ledge. Well, for the entire month of April, we have been checking in and watching "Scout" and "Orville" (the mom and dad) take turns sitting on the nest and incubating 4 eggs. Yesterday they started to hatch!!! It is so cool to see the tiny baby birds - we've really only seen one so far - but there may be more this morning. Here is a link to the nestbox cam and from there you can switch to the ledge cam and also to the blog updates. There are also links to read more about falcons and about the history of this pair and the nest.

Gotta zoom!

Ricky

7 comments:

Ludo van Doggy said...

oh Is these the same falcon's the Khyra watches too?
~lickies, Ludo

Sara said...

we had a nestcam around here last year. A falcon had some babies under a bridge, and a DOT camera was placed there and they put it on the web. I'm not sure if it was the same type of falcon, but they sure were cute!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Nice to meet woo!

Ours should start hatching in the next few days! Mom was yelling at them this afternoon...and Dad brought her dinner in the nestbox!

Good lukhk to yours!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Ludo van Doggy said...

I has just beed looking at the photos on your falcon's website.

Bree/Reilly said...

that is so cool.....we have so many hawks and falcons and eagles around here.....mom says she has never seen so many in such a small area.

Sprite, the odd dog. said...

coooooool!

Xsara ... said...

Wow, that is so very cool! We don't have anything like that where we live.