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Thread subject: Live Peregrine Falcon Cam
||02/14/08 07:55 pm
||If you're interested, this is a peregrine falcon cam that streams a live feed. It has just gone live today. FYI, it's located on the city hall of San Jose, California.
There's plenty of room for the chicks to exercise their wings and the camera catches most of the activity. Last year the first to fledge was the male, who was accidentally pushed off the ledge by one of his sisters.
Last year people were often controlling the camera. The inexperienced operators would sometimes zoom or pan too quickly and give you a headache. Sort of like those Jason Bourne movies. But usually they're very good. I'll admit though that sometimes I was a backseat camera operator, imploring them to move elsewhere where I thought it was more likely to have interesting activity going on : )
There's a ledge "behind" the camera that the chicks will like to sit on but don't worry, the camera is able to rotate around to give you that view.
It's been reported that the female is back with a new mate this year. Hopefully they'll choose to make use of this nest again. If they do, something to look forward to is when they band the chicks. You get to see the parents dive bomb and sometimes hit the helmet of the person doing the banding.
||02/15/08 07:01 am
||Dark there when I tried at 4.05 CA time....but looks like a city that never sleeps - lots of sparkling lights. Will try later thanks Craig.
||02/16/08 08:40 pm
||While the adults have been spotted visiting the nest, they haven't started using it yet. The sun is still a bit low during the day, putting a glare on the lens, but this will go away as the sun gets higher in the sky. The view is fine at 5pm PST.
I will post if they start nesting.
||02/19/08 03:52 pm
||It's a rainy day today. I checked in earlier to see if perhaps the adults were using the nesting box for cover but they weren't. It stopped raining and I checked about 10 minutes ago and there was one of the adults in the nesting box! I think it's the female as it looks rather large. No eggs but it's good to see one in the box. She hopped out and flew up on to the wall and is just standing there preening.