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As a follow-up to my post yesterday, Michael Corcoran, the bird geek, wrote me an email to explain the birds he was referring to on the Traveler’s Tower were Peregrine Falcons (one of the victims of DDT use in the 60’s and 70’s, along with Bald Eagles and Osprey).  He continued to explain…”Watching a Peregrine in a hunting dive is a life changing experience (they have been clocked at over 200 mph).  The reintroduced Peregrine’s have adapted by using tall buildings and bridges as a substitute for the cliff faces that were their traditional nesting sites.”

This link is to the FlaconCam site where you can keep an eye on the Traveler’s pair:  http://falconcam.travelers.com/

Cathy T

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