06 May, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday - Peregrine Falcon

Susan at A Southern Daydreamer is hosting Outdoor Wednesday. Click the link to check out other Outdoor Wednesday posts.

This is a picture from a live link taken of a parent Peregrine Falcon feeding 5 chicks which were just hatched on May 1st. If you would like to view the actual falcon cam which refreshes every 2 minutes click on this link http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/default.htm

The Peregrine Falcon nests on cliffs or tall buildings or bridges. Through either luck, or divine intervention, the falcons chose to nest on the roof of the the Rachel Carson State Office Building, which is home to the Department of Environmental Protection, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Which, BTW, is where DH works.

The Peregrine Falcon was listed as an Endangered Species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1972 following the catastrophic decline of the species worldwide due to DDT poisoning. They have made a dramatic recovey, and was formally removed from the federal list in 1999. However, they are still listed as an endangered species by the PA Game Commission because of the small local population and continued threats.


the wild raspberry said...

these birds are so majestic!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Karen! What a great post! I am off to look at the live cam! Thanks for sharing your photo.~ Susan

Domestic Designer said...

Thanks for sharing the photo. It is amazing!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Karen,
What an amazing photo, thank you for sharing,

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh that is so cool! I think it was fate that it nested there.

All the best,

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen, amazing picture!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday.


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Awwww, look at those sweet babies! Boy, did they ever pick the right spot to nest! I love this post, Karen!!! I got to see some of these falcons when I went on the Georgia Coastal Birding Festival on Jekyll Island last fall...they were migrating through. Great post! Susan

Ashley ~ said...

I love the falcons*! I am into following live bird cams*! Thanks for more pics*!

Jadehollow said...

How cool is that .. Thanks for sharing that link.. Gonna head there right now.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a majestic bird! Just amazing, and I loved seeing this.


Sheila :-)

Becky K. said...

Somehow I missed this post. The falcons make the news here in Lancaster at least once per season.

How cool!

Nancy said...

Oh how neat! Those live cams are something! Thanks for sharing! Nancy

Kelee Katillac said...

So incredible!!! And inspiring!!


Tootsie said...

what beautiful birds...we used to go to the sanctuarys to see them...thank you for the birthday wishes!

Linda C said...

Great picture! I'm going over to check out the link! Thanks:

Thanks for coming over for a visit!

Linda C