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These are awesome birds that are currently and endangered species. Every spring they come back to downtown Cleveland to reproduce. I love to watch them via the webcam and going down to the square to watch them.<br><br><br><br>
They are back again. Buckeye and SW are waiting for their 4 eggs to hatch! The first one was spotted on 3/19, the second on 3/20 and the third on 3/23 (not sure when the 4th was spotted). Anyhow, they are due to hatch during the last week of April. I love to watch the babies after they hatch. It's really neat to watch mom and dad teach them how to fly and how to catch food. Last year I saw one of them swoop down and pluck a pigeon right from where it was standing. I hear that when they dive they are traveling at something like 60 miles an hour (Yikes!)<br><br><br><br>
Anyhow, here's a link to the web cam. There's some pretty cool pics there already. The momma's been sitting on the eggs. If you click on the links to the left there are some real good egg pics.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://falconcam.apk.net/index.php" target="_blank">http://falconcam.apk.net/index.php</a>
 

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Cool.<br><br><br><br>
I once found a website with a cam aimed at a stream up in Alaska. You could watch bears catch fish and stuff.
 

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You are right 1Vegan....I found this on another site:<br><br><br><br><i>Peregrines generally hunt by diving on their prey from great heights. They fold their wings to their sides and go into a stoop (dive straight down), attaining speeds of up to 320 km/h (200 miles/h). It was long thought that Peregrines hit their prey in midair with their feet clenched like a fist in order to knock out their victim. However, it has been discovered that they keep all of their toes fully extended, and strike either with their talons or with the back of their forelegs. The impact is usually forceful enough to kill the prey instantly, and the Peregrine either stoops down to catch it as it tumbles, or picks it up off the ground where it lands. In cases where the initial blow was not enough to kill the prey, Peregrines usually bite the neck of the victim to finish it off.</i><br><br><br><br>
They are birds of prey in the same class as owls, hawks, eagles and vultures.
 

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I saw a falcon pray/hover yesterday on my way to work.<br><br><br><br>
This is what I mean.<br><br><br><br>
(not a photo by me)
 

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They are beautiful birds! When the weather warms up, I'm going to be taking more of my lunches down where I can watch them with their babies. I'll be taking my camera with me. Hopefully I can get some good pics.
 

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I noticed what looks like a couple speakers on the bottom cam. I wonder if they've detached them or turned them off. I can imagine they would be quite annoying to the birds ,whatever they were used for
 

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I'm watching every day now waiting on the babies to make their appearance! I'll post it when it happens. Last year we had some really bad snow storms blow through here late in the season and she was so strong through it all. Sat on those eggs in like 60 miles an hour winds in 20 degree weather. I felt so sad for her and all I could do was watch via the web cam. I'm glad she has good weather this year.
 

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Wow!..Thanks for the link! I love watching birds of prey. We have bald eagles sometimes around are beaver pond,I'll try to get some pics to post. This falcon thing is exciting to me cause I was born in Norwalk Ohio and its sorta like a trip back home...very cool.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Here a pic of the building they are on..I believe they are on the 12th floor (the tall one in the middle). At one point this was the tallest building in the US besides the Sears Tower in Chicago.
 

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<a href="http://falconcam.apk.net/modules/FalconCam_Photo_Gallery/FalconCam_Setup_2003/pics/Image024.jpg" target="_blank">http://falconcam.apk.net/modules/Fal...s/Image024.jpg</a><br><br><br><br>
great pics in the archives<br><br><br><br><a href="http://falconcam.apk.net/modules/FalconCam_Photo_Gallery/index2.php" target="_blank">http://falconcam.apk.net/modules/Fal...ery/index2.php</a>
 

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this was taken this morning. I snagged it off of the forums. the person who grabbed the pic said that they falcons made a switcheroo this morning.
 

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cool, i love falcons <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> we have quite a few all over Ontario, i always watch for them on road trips up north, and at my old place i took a bus right past one every morning on the way to school, perched on a telephone pole most of the time
 

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I just checked the cam and I think I see an egg shell off to the side . A parent is there sitting on eggs and whatever else. I wonder if there's a baby hatched
 

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one of the babies hatched...here's a pic I snagged off of another person on the forum board.<br><br><br><br>
Isn't it sweet??? Baby's first breakfast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Boy, talk about perfect timing on starting this thread, hey? I can't wait to see the rest of the babies. Yippeee!!!
 

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hehe ... neat photo ...this is cool <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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