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New York / NYC - Brooklyn Bridge - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2009, 18:36 »
Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn, New York


 
(photos:  bridge from Wikipedia; nest location from the Backyard & Beyond blog)

The Brooklyn Bridge is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. It has a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), and was the first steel-wire suspension bridge constructed.  On May 30, 1883, six days after the opening, a rumor that the Bridge was going to collapse caused a stampede, which was responsible for at least twelve people being crushed and killed. On May 17, 1884, P. T. Barnum helped to squelch doubts about the bridge's stability—while publicizing his famous circus—when one of his most famous attractions, Jumbo, led a parade of 21 elephants over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and as the East River Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge, a name from an earlier January 25, 1867, letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and formally so named by the city government in 1915. Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.

webcam link:  there is no webcam at this location

The nest was all but unreachable located some 80 feet above the roadway on the Bridge’s granite archway ledge.

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Wisconsin / Pardeeville - 2017 / ? & ?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 18:27 »
Alliant Columbia Energy Centre
Pardeeville, Wisconsin


 
(photos:  plant from WisconsinWatch.org; chicks in nest by Rita/CMNH)

Columbia Energy Center is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Alliant Energy and Madison Gas & Electric near Pardeeville, Wisconsin.  It is apparently also one of the biggest polluters of mercury on the Great Lakes.

webcam link:  there doesn't appear to be a cam at this location

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« Last Edit: March 01, 2009, 18:33 by The Peregrine Chick »

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CA / San Jose - 2020 / ? & ?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 17:54 »
San Jose City Hall
San Jose, California




San Jose is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. It is the largest city in Northern California.  San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California. City Hall was designed by Richard Meier, and opened to the public on 15 October 2005, replacing the former City Hall complex which was used from 1958 until 2005. From 1889 to 1958 the city hall was located in what is now Plaza de Cesar Chavez in downtown San José.  The US$382 million facility has [apparently] been somewhat controversial, however the building was designed to be environmentally-friendly, making use of natural light and providing shading with a "bris soleil" on the tower.  The complex is large, with the 18-storey tower totaling 550,000 sq ft (51,000 m2) . The mayor's office is located in the top floor of the tower, with the rotunda serving as an entrance and council chambers located in the third building. (source: Wikipedia)

webcam & website link: http://www2.ucsc.edu/scpbrg/nestcamSJ.htm

wiki website link: http://sanjoseperegrines.editme.com/
Yahoo discussion group:  http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SanJosePeregrines/info

Webcam a partnership between the City of San Jose & the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group at Long Marine Lab, University of California Santa Cruz

 

Resident Pairs
  • 2014 - (fingers crossed)
  • 2013 - Fernando El Cohete & Clara
  • 2012 - Fernando El Cohete & Clara
  • 2011 - Esteban Colbert & Clara
  • 2010 - Esteban Colbert & Clara
  • 2009 - Esteban Colbert & Clara
  • 2008 - Carlos & Clara --> Mercury (m), Ciela (f) & Meyye (f)
  • 2008 - Carlos & Clara
  • 2007 - Jose & Clara
  • 2006 - Jose & Clara --> Spirit (m), Hiko (m) & Esperanza (f)
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US Nestsites & Cam Links
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 21:58 »
We posted a large number of peregrine nestsites with webcams which may or may not be followed each year.
We try to include photos of the location and nestbox for each along with a link to the webcam and links to any other sites that may be of interest.

If we have missed any webcams or if there are any photos of the nestsites that you think might be appropriate, please PM me.