Hi kids from the Net Detective,
I hear you're interested in the peregrine falcon, so I thought I would send you news bulletins from Cleveland, Ohio where scientists are studying peregrines that nest on a skyscraper .
Falcons like to return to the same nest every year, and there has been a nest on the 12th floor ledge of a skyscraper in downtown Cleveland, Ohio since 1991. This year the female bird is "SW" and the male is "Boomer". If they keep control of their nestsite (peregrines are fierce and will fight for their territory), they will raise a family during the spring. Thanks to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, there are "FalconCams" that broadcast live from the nestsite.
Female perches on the "FalconCam"
Nestbox is on the right in the background
"Home sweet home"
The nestbox is located on the 12th floor ledge of "Tower City"
in downtown Cleveland, Ohio (see red label)
The first photo is courtesy of Scott Wright, who monitors the Terminal Tower nestsite. The photo of Tower City is courtesy of falcon fan Tony Rinicella.
There is a lot to learn about these rare birds, and as young scientists, you can study their behavior right along with the wildlife biologists.
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