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Offline Alison

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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010, 17:00 »
Gives us an idea of what we would be looking at if ours had nested on the east again.

I think this site is a little different from the ledge - it's much higher up, on the 51st floor of the building. Also, although you can't see it in the webcam pic, there is actually a lot of space around the planter for the chicks to run, flap their wings, strengthen their muscles and attempt short flights before they are ready to leave the balcony. I used to have a pic of this, but can't find it at the moment.

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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2010, 16:58 »
Haven't posted any pics of this nest lately since it seemed somebirdie moved the cam.

Suddenly, the chicks have so many feathers:



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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010, 18:38 »
Gives us an idea of what we would be looking at if ours had nested on the east again.

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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 17:47 »
These "jungle falcons" crack me up every year  :D

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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 20:09 »
I still think there are three chicks . . . wing and tail feathers are already starting to appear!

The chicks this evening:



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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2010, 17:30 »
Does look like three ... man, they are more than a month older than anything we are going to have here!!

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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2010, 15:50 »
I think there are at least three chicks:

 
Being fed                                                        Well fed and going back to sleep

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Re: GA / Atlanta - 2010 / Spencer & Kate
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 17:33 »
That looks like a successful nesting spot.
The Law firm is very generous to give up its outdoor area to the falcons for the season. 

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GA / Atlanta - 2010-13
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 15:58 »
2010 NESTING SEASON

From the site:

Our Web cam shows a nest on the 51st-floor balcony of a downtown Atlanta office building.  The nesting falcons and the Web cam are being generously hosted by the law firm of McKenna, Long & Aldridge, which occupies the top floors of the building.  The nest is located in a large planter box containing small bushes.  The planter makes an ideal nest site because it provides a soft substrate, offers some protection from the elements and it is too high up for any natural predators.  Peregrine falcons typically mate for life. 

The cam at the Atlanta site is now active, and I think I see at least two chicks among the foliage in the planter.

http://georgiawildlife.com/node/615