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Bird watchers or just an idle mind?

Post by alan s » 22 Aug 2003, 03:48

Just thought some of you might be interested in seeing this.
It's a Falcon that has decided to build a nest on top of an apartment block in Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
The building I think is about 35 stories & the crazy bird has nested right on the edge; I don't think it's dawned on anybody yet that when these chicks are a few days old & start going walkabout, if they stray off the edge, they'll either get a crash course on flying or a flying course on crashing.
It's a live cam thing that refreshes every 30 seconds 24 hours a day.
Enjoy!!
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http://thecouriermail.com.au/extras/fro ... efault.htm

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Post by alan s » 23 Aug 2003, 03:19

Here's an update on the interest it's getting from bird watchers all over the world.
The story on the actual site regarding the species is interesting in it's own right, with a bird that can fly at 300 kph of course, it does get spectacular. it also has some very strange traits.[B)]
http://www.couriermail.news.com.au/comm ... 02,00.html
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Post by alan s » 10 Sep 2003, 07:15

Click on the link above.......the kids have arrived; a great sight.
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Post by alan s » 14 Sep 2003, 14:29

For those interested, the fourth chick hatched today.
A few good pics on some of the links attached to the site.
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http://thecouriermail.com.au/extras/fro ... frod4a.avi

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Post by FFX-DM » 15 Sep 2003, 16:22

Why should that be crazy? Peregrines normally nest on rocky cliffs, and what's a modern office block if it's not a handy artificial cliff? The chicks should be as okay as they would normally be. Should have more of these... in London to eat those "feathery rats" (also cliff dwelling) would be good!

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Post by alan s » 14 Nov 2003, 04:35

Well so far there's been one fatality; one of the chicks on an early flight flew into a window as well as a few rescue missions such as falling into rivers etc, otherwise I doubt that there would be any left by now.
Makes an interesting read and great to see how fast they've grown & matured.
Here's the latest news if you want t follow the links.
http://thecouriermail.com.au/extras/fro ... efault.htm
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Post by allmond » 16 Nov 2003, 04:08

Thanks Alan, I'd forgotten about this link.
Jamie