LIVE PEREGRINE FALCON WEBCAM IN BALTIMORE

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  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Source: www.explore.org
  • Info: Live streaming webcam of peregrine falcons nesting and breeding on top of a skyscraper in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, United States. These peregrines certainly have a good view from their nest.

More info: The peregrine falcon webcam was launched in 2015 by the Chesapeake Conservancy. It is located on the 33rd floor of the Transamerica building in downtown Baltimore. The webcam shows the peregrine pair called “Boh and Barb,” named in honour of retired U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski and Baltimore’s favourite Natty Boh beer.

The peregrines Boh and Barb are descendants of peregrines released by The Peregrine Fund in the 1970s who first made their home on the same ledge. Some peregrine migrate, but not Boh and Barb as they have a plentiful food source in downtown Baltimore and the winters are mild..

The female peregrine lays 2-5 eggs each spring. The female does most of the incubating, while the male brings her food. When the chicks hatch, they rely on their parents to bring food. Both during incubation and after hatching, peregrines are even more territorial, attacking anything that would harm their young. After only 5-6 weeks, the young falcons, called eyases, are ready to fly, spending the next few months learning to hunt and survive before leaving their parents’ nest.

Peregrine falcons only need two things to really prosper: high spots to nest and flying birds to hunt for food. Cities have many tall buildings and a wealth of birds, so they are ideal places for peregrine falcons to inhabit.