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« on: 19-May-13, 08:26:07 am »

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/53052.html

HIGHLAND, N.Y. - For the 17th consecutive year, the Mid-Hudson Bridge is home to newly hatched Peregrine falcons.

Mom and chicks can be viewed on a state Department of Environmental Conservation webcam, where live snapshots are updated about every 10 minutes.

These chicks are the 45th, 46th and 47th Peregrine falcons fledged in a nesting box on the bridge.

“We are fortunate that our facilities have been so successful in helping re-establish such a beautiful and important species,” said Joseph Ruggiero, executive director of the New York State Bridge Authority.
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« Reply #1 on: 19-May-13, 02:17:10 pm »

Looking very proud of the three chicks:







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« Reply #2 on: 19-May-13, 02:26:48 pm »

I actually live close to this nest. It's all but impossible to see from anywhere on land. I had been looking for years and finally had a friend with a boat find it for me. The way the bridge is constructed you just can't see it. And there's really nowhere safe to watch for birds flying. It's on the Poughkeepsie side of the river and you can only go so far along the railroad tracks. And freight trains on the other side of the river.
Frustrating.
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« Reply #3 on: 20-May-13, 08:53:33 pm »

I actually live close to this nest. It's all but impossible to see from anywhere on land. I had been looking for years and finally had a friend with a boat find it for me. The way the bridge is constructed you just can't see it. And there's really nowhere safe to watch for birds flying. It's on the Poughkeepsie side of the river and you can only go so far along the railroad tracks. And freight trains on the other side of the river.
Frustrating.
Very interesting, Dumpsterkitty. I hope the three chicks will fledge successfully. I never seem to hear anything about the chicks at this nest after they fledge, except for one year when the lone chick was found dead somewhere on the bridge some time after fledging.

If you do hear any news, I'd be very interested. I have followed this nest for a long time.
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« Reply #4 on: 11-Dec-13, 06:17:56 pm »

This cam used to be shut down after the chicks fledged, but this year it is still active. Every so often, I find someone at the nest.


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« Reply #5 on: 26-Jan-16, 11:57:28 pm »

One very cute peregrine at the nest box:






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