25 3 / 2011
My favorite thing to do (category: at work, when I’m chained to my computer) is to have this little webcam feed in the corner of my screen. Every year, the National Aviary (housed in Pittsburgh) provides live, free webcam footage of two peregrine falcon couples laying eggs and raising chicks. This happens from March through about.. May? June? .. it’s really fun to watch. Last year, I watched them feed a dead pigeon to their babies. On screen.
This sounds gross right now, but trust me, it was totally awesome.
This peregrine couple nests on the Gulf Tower in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Another couple can be viewed here : http://aviary.org/cons/FalconCam/Cathedral_refreshCam.php
They nest on the Cathedral of Learning (a giant, iconic building on the University of Pittsburgh campus).
More information on these awesome birds and their webcams can be found on this great blog, Outside My Window.