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.
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