Fledglings Fly at the Falcon Watch

The Fifth Annual Wilmington Falcon Watch was held Thursday, June 28, 2012 on the rooftop of the City Center Parking Garage in Wilmington, DE.

The event featured a nesting pair of wild peregrine falcons and their chicks that live on the 19th floor of the Brandywine Building, in the heart of downtown Wilmington. People of all ages enjoyed watching the fledglings as they learned to fly and navigate the downtown cityscape!

FalconWatch 1

Photo courtesy of Kim Steininger Bird Photography

FalconWatch 2

Photo courtesy of Kim Steininger Bird Photography

The birds were very active and put on quite a show for spectators who were able to see midair refueling from mom to baby in action!

The event was open to the public and provided community members with an opportunity to marvel at a natural wonder in the city. Optical equipment was available for those new to bird watching. The program was sponsored by Clear into the Future® and the Delmarva Ornithological Society, in partnership with the Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc.; Citi; A Bright Idea; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

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Enjoy photos from the event below:

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