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Thread subject: An Awful Lot Of Bird Webcams
Name Date Message
Tiger 06/16/05 06:59 pm I just came across this webcam reference. There are an awful lot of cams.

http://www.websterschools.org/classrooms/state_library/falcons.html
Celeste 06/16/05 07:40 pm Wow, don't know where to begin!:)) Thank you!
cathy 06/16/05 07:58 pm Here are some very cute large falcon chicks:
http://birdcam.xcelenergy.com/blackdog.asp
Ivy 06/16/05 09:36 pm One of the sites I follow regularly is listed in the chart of Bird Cams that Tiger provided, the Rachel Carson Building Peregrine Falcon Cam in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Within the past four days their three banded chicks fledged, although unfortunately the blue-banded male is experiencing difficulty:

"The appearance and behavior of the blue-banded male over the next two days indicated that he might be infected with trichomonas, a protozoan that can be fatal to young peregrines. On Wednesday afternoon, the blue-banded male landed in a parking garage. He was captured and examined, revealing that he suffered from an advanced case of trichomoniasis. He was immediately transported to wildlife rescue for treatment. In addition to the trichomoniasis, the fledgling also has an injury to the mandible, further complicating his condition. The prognosis for this bird is not good. If he does not respond to treatment, he will have to be euthanized."

The good news is that the other chicks seem to be doing well.
Tiger 06/17/05 03:02 am Yes the Harrisburg cam is a really nice one. Streaming video too.

First flight seems to be one of the most dangerous events in a young bird's life.

Marie 06/17/05 01:27 pm Caption in an Edmonton news paper about BIRD CAMS.
''Me, I dig chicks-
Feathered or featherless. Plus I am a sucker for sibling rivalry, homicide, sex, love, and anything involving surveilleance cameras."
Must have been a male reporter.LOL

Yes the article also says type "BIRD CAM'" into Google and it says you will get 710, OOO web addresses. It indicates that online bird-watching has taken flight. Pardon the pun.Cornell Lab of Ornithology's nest box cams at
www.birds.cornell.edu/bird-house
received 40 million hits from around the world last year alone.
Well we all know how reporters like to embellish their work with numbers, but even still, if half that number checked in that is an awful lot of people watching birds from the comfort of their chairs.
The real delight is getting out and being in the wild with them( birds) that is.............

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