Friday, March 28, 2008

Falcon Update!

Checking in on my falcon friends in downtown Indy. As of March 23rd, there are four eggs and the anticipated hatch date is between 8:00 PM on April 24th to 8:00 AM on April 25th. Richard, one of the main falcon-watchers, is very accurate on his predictions. Very exciting! I enjoy watching the parents feed the young and it is comical when they start getting ready to fly.

Parent patiently sitting on the nest at around 10:25 this morning.

The nest box view allows one to see the chicks when they hatch and watch the parents during some of the feeding sessions.

Bird's eye view of the circle in downtown Indy. This view is looking out from the nest box.

The ledge view is great to see the parents coming in with food for the young and also to view the chicks when they are getting ready to fly. The little fuzzballs are so cute! I can't wait for them to hatch.

You can view the nestbox cams by going to and clicking on the link on the right hand side of the page. This is a great resource for teachers who are wanting to study a life-cycle of an animal. There are great facts about the falcons that can be found here.


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