Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It is Peregrine Falcon-watching Season

They are incredible creatures.

This handsome fellow is the new mate for Scout, the female nesting on a ledge on the 41st floor of the Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio. He doesn't have a name yet. (Offer a suggestion here.)

Some of the other nesting sites have eggs already. Links are available to various sites. Video.

The recovery of the Peregrine falcon from nearly extinct to thriving is one of the few real success stories in conservation. And for anyone who lives or works in a city, they eat a lot of pigeons.

Old video of a peregrine falcon traveling 183 MPH. Very cool.

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