Chicks at the FalconCam

The live (peregrine) FalconCam in Fargo, North Dakota, is well worth watching these days, as the parents have hatched three fuzzy chicks, now about a week old.  I took the screenshot below a few minutes ago, and all the chicks were rolling around like dust bunnies. If you click on the shot, it’ll take you directly to the cam.

Screen shot 2014-06-04 at 7.20.21 AM

It’s worth checking this cam from time to time, not only to watch the chicks grow, but to see the magnificent parents tend and feed them.

5 Comments

  1. six45ive
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    You must have had a really bad winter over there for it’s amazing how small the chicks are compared to our local Peregrines at the University of Sheffield which are on the verge of fledging.

    http://sheffieldperegrines.wordpress.com/

    http://efm.dept.shef.ac.uk/peregrine/

    • Dominic
      Posted June 4, 2014 at 5:50 am | Permalink

      Likewise those on the spire of Norwich Cathedral (where I was a choirboy!) – about 200ft up I think

      http://upp.hawkandowl.org/norwich-peregrines/live-norwich-cathedral-peregrine-web-cam-2014/

    • JBS
      Posted June 4, 2014 at 11:40 am | Permalink

      I’ve been watching the falcons since Dr. Coyne posted his first link. The three chicks hatched Memorial weekend (5/22-5/26). Both male and female falcons are excellent parents. Yesterday I watched while the father guarded the nest as mom took off and quickly brought back a small (dead) bird to feed them. Mom would give the dad part of the dead bird and he would feed the chicks as patiently as mom would. As their eyesight improves, the little ones are definitely getting louder!

  2. Hempenstein
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Meanwhile, down in Pittsburgh it’s amazing how much the iggles have grown in two months.

    And over on the Chesapeake Bay, the osprey’s eggs hatched much later, but ahead of the falcon. (At the moment, a couple little birds are perched on the edge of the nest – sparrow and indigo bunting, I think – just watching.)

  3. Robie
    Posted June 4, 2014 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I have been enjoying the peregrine-cam at my home institution, the University of Illinois at Chicago (several miles north of our host’s location at the University of Chicago). There has been a nest on our administration building each year since 1999.

    http://media.uic.edu/community/falcons/

    I think that watching wildlife cams is one of the best uses of the internet; there are several that I check on regularly. I love seeing their numbers grow every year, and the improvements in the technology.


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