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 PF Cam - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 2010-2016
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By: Anonymous: kelebek () on Thursday, July 14 2011 @ 01:54 PM EDT  
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Hi all. I'm helping a scientist gather information on the possible impact of the Gulf toxins on the anatum peregrine. I need to know if any of you have noticed an increase in the number of non-viable peregrine eggs this breeding season either in cam nests or in your region. Thanks for any information you post on this subject.





       
   
By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, July 14 2011 @ 06:56 PM EDT  
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kelebek....The mom falcon at this nest laid a clutch of four eggs with only one hatch and fledge. As she is a new female here it's hard to say exactly why her eggs didn't hatch.



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, July 14 2011 @ 07:03 PM EDT  
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The latest update from Harrisburg......

7/14/2011 :: Fledgling and Video Streaming Update
The fledgling is reportedly still visiting the ledge regularly. We can assume that he is also getting advanced hunting lessons and is hunting on his own as well. Soon, he should become completely independent and begin his first year journey to places unknown.

The live stream video is scheduled to end tomorrow, July 15th 2011.



Here are what might be the last pictures of Silver Boy. Fly safely and have a wonderful falcon life!!! love


Gazing out over the city.

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Looking right at the cam.

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In the "nest box"...maybe looking for td-bits.

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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, July 14 2011 @ 11:16 PM EDT  
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One last picture from today. He had been sitting there on the perch calling and squawking. He was probably hungry and wishing for a food drop.


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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, December 29 2011 @ 04:25 AM EST  
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This ia a new update from Harrisburg......


12/28/2011 :: News From the Nest Ledge
A new male peregrine has been visiting the nest ledge since the first week in November. This bird is not banded and appears to be somewhat larger and younger than the resident male. The resident male peregrine was last seen in conflict with the new male on November 30th. The new male has since made food offerings to the female and they appear to be pair-bonding. It is likely that the new male was successful in his challenge for the nest site and resident female. The resident male may have been driven away or possibly killed. Any information falcon cam viewers provide regarding falcon sightings and interactions would be of great value in determining what we can expect for the 2012 nesting season.


It's rather sad for me to think that this will be an entirely new pair from the one that I watched for several years on this cam but we know that these things do happen. Sad I'm looking forward to see what happens here!



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, January 19 2012 @ 03:34 PM EST  
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A new update today from the cam folks.......


1/19/2012 :: Breaking News on the Resident Male!
The resident male, band code W/V, has reclaimed his territory! He was spotted at the ledge this afternoon in the company of the adult female. No sightings today of the unbanded male. It remains to be determined whether or not there was a territorial battle between the males or if this just sets the stage for a battle. Males at this nest site have had the habit of leaving the area for a week or two and then returning. Breeding activity typically takes place at this time of year so if the battle has not happened, it will likely happen soon. Any information that falcon watchers can provide about the behavior of these birds is of great value to DEP education staff monitoring the site.



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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, January 24 2012 @ 04:18 PM EST  
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More news from Harrisburg......


1/24/2012 :: Improved Camera Coverage
A third camera has put into the scan sequence to better cover activity at the nest ledge. As far as we know at this point there are still two males competing for breeding male dominance. Any activity observed from this point on is critical in determining how this nesting season will play out. The adult female is not banded. The new male is not banded. The resident male is banded and is somewhat smaller than the new male. DEP staff are observing the birds, as time allows, in order to identify subtle differences in plumage and markings among the three peregrine falcons.



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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, February 27 2012 @ 03:19 PM EST  
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The latest from Harrisburg......



2/27/2012 :: Nesting Season Well Underway
The resident male and female appear to be on track for another successful nesting season. The male has been observed bringing food offerings to the female and breeding activity appears to be normal. There have been reports of conflicts in the sky, possibly the unbanded male returning to challenge the resident male. At this point, it is likely that the resident male and female will drive off any interlopers. Their bond is strong and their territory is mutually valued and defended


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