Welcome to the Falcon Cam, a live video feed of Peregrine Falcons who have taken up residence and are nesting in a bird box atop the Brandywine Building in Wilmington, DE. Ideal falcon viewing is from March-June. Check back often to see what the falcons are doing!
Brought to you by Clear into the Future® and the Delmarva Ornithological Society, the Falcon Cam follows the flight and fate of a resident pair of Peregrine Falcons, once a federally endangered species. They have been using a nest box, provided by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on the 19th floor of the Brandywine Building in downtown Wilmington since 1992. In the past decade, this site has been home to some of Delaware’s most successful nesting falcons, often producing three or more eyasses (baby falcons) each year.
The Falcon Cam is live primarily from March through June when the adult falcons nest and baby falcons hatch. Mark your calendars to visit us then! You can also check out picture’s from the 2012 Wilmington falcon fledglings in this photo gallery.
You can see milestones from the 2013 fledglings here.
2014 Wilmington Peregrine Falcon Milestones
Milestones are provided courtesy of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Visit the Delmarva Ornithological Society Falcon Cam site for additional information about the falcons.
Did you know that the Peregrine Falcons have their own Facebook page?! Visit Wilmington Falcons on Facebook to see updates, videos, pictures and interesting information on these birds: https://www.facebook.com/wilmfalcons
The sixth hatch happened this morning shortly after 6:00 a.m.
The fifth hatch happened overnight.
The third and fourth hatches happened between nightfall last night and daybreak this morning.
First two hatches! The first one was overnight or this morning before 6:30 a.m. The second was this morning not long before 9:30 a.m.
Sixth egg arrived this morning. The tiercel is pretty big for a male but he has trouble covering the clutch.
Fifth egg appeared around 10:20 am today. This clutch is four days earlier than last year’s. The first egg hatched last year on April 16, so maybe the first egg this year will hatch on April 12.
Third egg Saturday, March 8; fourth egg Monday, March 10.
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We have two eggs so far!!! One was laid early Monday morning and the second sometime around 1:00 this afternoon!
Check back soon for more updates!