May 20, 2011 • 5:39 pm

At the beginning of May, four peregrine falcon chicks (Falco peregrinus) hatched at the Evanston Public Library, just north of here. There’s a 24-hour FalconCam that you can watch here, and there’s also a website detailing their activities.  The parents, Nona and Squawker, seem to be the same ones who have nested there in previous years.

The chicks will be banded next Tuesday at 11 a.m. Chicago time; this will apparently be broadcast live.

Here’s a recent video of one of the parents feeding them.

7 thoughts on “FalconCam!

    1. What an undertaking to save a baby bird! Thanks for the upper! (Someone needs to tell that reporter that eagles don’t “chirp.”)

  1. I did not know peregrines had clutches that big. What a charming little quartet of fuzzballs, and it’s fun to see what’s unfolding right above the clueless heads of the pedestrians below. (Though I suppose the community is quite aware of this nest.)

    1. Sadly not good news from this osprey in Rutland in the English Midlands -http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-13429550
      Bastards is all I can say about the people who probably killed the male…

  2. We’ve got a pair on campus here. I have found more than one pair of defleshed pigeon wings (flight feathers still attached)on my way to and from my office in the last couple of weeks. No question as to who the perpetrators are.

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