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Old 04-12-2010, 08:29 PM   #21
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Yes, Lorax, they can stand under it although most of the people drive up to the terminal unless they live very close-by, and mostly they are looking at the structure and unaware this endangered species is looking back at them!

There is no through traffic here. Around the building is an empty parking lot.

~Peregrine Falcons~-p1260828.jpg This is the art deco gem of a building that Stash and Stella call home. They have it all to themselves except for occasional events held there.

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Old 04-15-2010, 10:11 PM   #22
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After not seeing any Peregrines at the grain elevators for the last week or so, we were thrilled to find one today, happily perched on the front/east side.

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And a new young Peregrine was spotted at a 9th floor window! How cool would that be?

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Old 04-19-2010, 11:43 AM   #23
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Oh Sage, you must be doing the happy happy dance to be able to begin actively monitoring the falcon nests.

I am surprised more passers by do not look up. Do they not see any feces on the ground when they walk under the nest boxes? Perhaps they are not conditioned to looking up for the falcons.

Thank you for each and every picture.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:59 PM   #24
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Lorax, there is a steady small stream of cars driving up to the Central Terminal to see the building, but usually unaware of the gorgeous Peregrines above.

Downtown at the now boarded up Statler, even the sidewalk is fenced off, although many people who work in the vicinity are aware, they usually walk right by unless they see us with the binocs and cameras pointed upward. Then some stop to talk about them.

The grain elevator site doesn't really have foot traffic, although today there were many workers below and we even met the owner of the building! He's going to take Connie from the DEC, and Roger up when we let him know when so he can bring a ladder! Necessary to get to the stairs at the 2nd level. He said they had to burn them out because of kids. It's sort of deserted there along the waterfront, but a new park/beach is just opening very close-by.

The UB site of the nestbox is on the heating plant/services/maintenance area of the campus - gets a bit of foot traffic but is restricted otherwise. Many contractors come through and last year we would be in the compound parking lot with the spotting scope set up on a tripod, along with the binocs and cameras. We shared the view and educated a lot of folks there! Just about all were thrilled to see the birds so close!

Come to Buffalo and we'll take you along!

~Peregrine Falcons~-p1000556.jpg Today's shot of our new Peregrine at the grain elevator on the waterfront. We hope his mate is inside incubating now. This location comes with a bountiful supply of gulls, pigeons and ducks!
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:09 AM   #25
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I already saw today's shot.... when I logged in.... You made the home page again!!!!
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:05 PM   #26
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Fantastic! Esp. considering that shot was just taken a few hours earlier! Roger (not I) may be going up the grain elevator with the DEC Friday!
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Way to go SAGE! On the cover!!!
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:08 PM   #28
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A couple screencaps from UB's webcam today. BB is jittery and calling to mate. Hatching can being any time now!

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I'm looking forward to seeing the "feather balls" when they hatch. Question.... after they're done using the nest boxes does a volunteer clean them up and replace the nest material?
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:33 PM   #30
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I'm looking forward to seeing the "feather balls" when they hatch. Question.... after they're done using the nest boxes does a volunteer clean them up and replace the nest material?
Yes, Lib, the DEC cleans the box and replaces the gravel which is donated every year.

This is a great live-feed falconcam from a cathedral in Brussels. the eyasses are about a week or two old and pretty much stay put but are beginning to spread their little wings. At this moment the parent just stepped out of the box. Hurry! You might catch a feeding.
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