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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Peregrine Falcon webcam downtown

There's a falcon nesting a few building north of me downtown and they've setup a webcam on the roof:

http://www.1130smichigan.com/falcon/index.asp

Not sure when the babies are due.

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Awesome! Thanks for pointing this out. I have a fascination with birds of prey.

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Pretty cool. I thought the next would be more interesting. It looks like a pile of crackers on the floor.


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She's there now. And yeah, the feed is not that great.
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http://media.uic.edu/ also has a falcon cam on top of University Hall. The falcon is currently sitting on top of a few eggs.
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http://www.epl.org/falconcam/

One in Evanston as well.

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It's just a fuckin falcon sitting on eggs. You all need to start looking for a job.

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She's there now. And yeah, the feed is not that great.
Funny, she kinda looks like Keith.

It's actually cool to see these making a comeback. Thought they were on the verge of being gone for a while there.
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Peregrine's are bad ass

This one was clocked at 242mph


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Funny, she kinda looks like Keith.

It's actually cool to see these making a comeback. Thought they were on the verge of being gone for a while there.
When I used to live in Marina City my next door neighbor was the DNR lady in charge of taking care of them - there was a few nests up in the Unitrin building.
Appears they like the taste of pigeon and don't have many food shortages here in the city.

You'd think you'd see them taking pigeons down more often - that's gotta be a sight to see
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I am guessing not many pigeons around the area with the falcon about.

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Here's a cool page with tons of Eagle nest cams. too.

http://www.eaglenestcams.com/

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Just in case anyone wanted to know, the falcon's chicks have hatched. You can occasionally see them when the momma/daddy falcon leave.

http://media.uic.edu/
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The babies are out now and looking pretty big already. Too bad that camera's quality is terrible.

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We're a state funded school and our state is broke, and owes us $300m+. It's not in 1080p, but it's acceptable!
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Good point. Tell them to just move it closer

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Pffft....I have a pair of Bald Eagles flying over my house daily.

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Interesting update on this; the same falcon has nested again, this time down in Indiana at a Lime plant:

http://www.sloopin.com/2011/05/sloopy-falcon.html

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