Peregrine Falcon Webcam - Spring 2017 Roundup
We had the privilege of cameras on two different nests this year. In nest number one the female Peregrine laid four eggs, only three hatched but they grew up fast and turned into feisty birds that successfully fledged.
In nest number two the female laid three eggs. Unfortunately, one was lost when the female flew out the nest with it still attached to her! You can watch this on our YouTube channel. The remaining two eggs successfully hatched and fledged.
Did you know the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal on earth? These beautiful birds are capable of reaching speeds of more than 200 miles per hour when diving after their prey and are one of the few bird of prey species that can be found in urban areas.
Peregrines typically lay their eggs in March and will incubate for roughly a month. Once hatched, the chicks will be fed a diet of pigeons and other birds, before fledging after around 40 days. Peregrines will aggressively defend their nest from potential predators and have even been recorded killing a Golden Eagle that strayed too close.
We hope that you enjoyed watching our webcams, the feeds for which were kindly provided by the Beleef de Lente Project, courtesy of Vogelbescherming Nederland. You can watch all the videos on our YouTube channel.