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Friday, April 10, 2009

Mt. Clemens Falcon Cam Views Nest

Hathor, a Peregrine Falcon
Hathor, a Peregrine Falcon (photo from Metromode)
based on a news article on Metromode, "Peregrine falcons web cam returns to downtown Mt. Clemens," April 9, 2009

A Peregrine Falcon named Hathor has set up her nest in one corner of the 11th floor of the Macomb County building for several years. She has actually tried out all of the corners. The 11th floor of the historic building is not occupied, so it makes a perfect nesting area for the falcons. The species is endangered and likes an undisturbed space to nest and breed.

Phil Frame, a spokesman for Macomb County, has set up a web cam just inside of the window, a few feet from the nest.

Hathor has been nesting in Mt. Clemens since 2005. Her first chick survived to learn how to fly, but died when it flew into a car. By the same mate, Hathor nested the next two years but there were no chicks.

In 2008, Hathor chose a younger male and they produced three new hatchlings named Clair for the lake, Clementine for Mt Clemens and Lenny for a recently retired Macomb County Commissioner. This male is named Nick and they are now nesting on the northwest corner of the building. Follow the link below for the web cam.

See theFalcon Cam - natural light, you won't see anything when it's dark out.
These links are checked on the date of the article. As the article ages, some links may become invalid

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4 comments:

Ratty said...

I like this! This place is very close to me.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Ratty- yes, I try to focus on W MI, but since anyone can view the nest via the cam I decided to use the article. How nice of you to stop over here too! So I'm glad you did. Maybe you will snap a picture of her on the wing.

crazynlovemom said...

I am tickled pink to meet a fellow Michigander in Entrecard. It took me a minute to figure it out. But after reading several of your posts I was able to put two and two together. Great blog. I will be back

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Crazy- I've visited your blog but didn't realize you were from Michigan. Thanks for stopping by.

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