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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.