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Old 05-13-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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falcon webcam

The falcons are nesting again, the parents have 4 kids this year!

the webcam is working, and it has sound! mom is feeding her kids a pigeon now.. it's really amazing to watch.. and disgusting too.. so be careful.


there are two streams:

outside the nest

inside the nest



both streams can be opened in windows media player, maybe some other players too, haven't tried.


~~~~ 2007 UPDATE ~~~~ 2007 UPDATE ~~~~ 2007 UPDATE ~~~~


main page with 2 webcams
both cams are in windows media player format, version 9.
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:18 PM   #2
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stupendous

makes my heart beat fast

thankyou!!

the site's on a toren = tower?

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Old 05-13-2006, 02:46 PM   #3
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yeah it's a tower near a town called Gemert, near Nijmegen, in the east of the NLs. the nest box is on a telephone mast, it's at about 100m.

they've gone quiet now, haven't they?? they probably had a good pigeon for dinner!
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:56 PM   #4
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^ thanks - they did!

waiting for the tiercel to return now but it'll be a while

such gentleness when they place morsels in the beaks of the chicks

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Old 05-13-2006, 02:57 PM   #5
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you should've seen the gentleness earlier today when mother falcon decapitated a pigeon
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i have always longed to be a part of the outward life, to be out there at the edge of things, to let the human taint wash away in emptiness and silence as the fox sloughs his smell into the cold unworldliness of water; to return to the town as a stranger. wandering flushes a glory that fades with arrival.

...for ten years i spent all my winters searching for that restless brilliance, for the sudden passion and violence that peregrines flush from the sky. for ten years i have been looking upward for that cloud-biting anchor shape, that crossbow flinging through the air. the eye becomes insatiable for hawks. it clicks towards them with ecstatic fury, just as the hawk's eye swings and dilates to the luring food-shapes of gulls and pigeons.


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Old 05-14-2006, 10:42 AM   #7
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four little angels asleep in the carnage
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Old 05-15-2006, 08:55 AM   #8
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the peregrine lives in a pouring-away world of no attachment, a world of wakes and tilting, of sinking planes of land and water. the peregrine sees and remembers patterns we do not know exist: the neat squares of orchard and woodland, the endlessly varying quadrilateral shapes of fields. he finds his way across the land by a succession of remembered symmetries.

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Old 05-15-2006, 09:44 AM   #9
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wow that's pretty amazing
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:30 PM   #11
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they're eating by themselves! what is it? another pigeon?
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:36 PM   #12
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that noise!



edited to add:
what a bunch of whiners! they eat all by themselves, and as soon as mom or dad sits outside on the porch they start screaming for food!
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though there can be many variations, a peregrines day usually begins with a slow, leisurely flight from the roosting place to the nearest suitable bathing stream. this may be as much as ten to fifteen miles away. after bathing, another hour or two is spent in drying the feathers, preening and sleeping. the hawk rouses only gradually from his post-bathing lethargy. his first flights are short and unhurried. he moves from perch to perch, watching other birds and occasionally catching an insect or a mouse on the ground. he re-enacts the whole process of learning to kill that he went through when he first left the eyrie: the first, short, tentative flights; the longer, more confident ones; the playful, mock attacks at inanimate objects, such as falling leaves or drifting feathers; the games with other birds, changing to a pretence of attack, and then to the first serious attempt to kill. true hunting may be a comparatively brief process at the end of this long re-enactment of the hawks adolescence.

hunting is always preceded by some form of play. the hawk may feint at partridges, harass jackdaws or lapwings, skirmish with crows. sometimes, without warning, he will suddenly kill. afterwards he seems baffled by what he has done, and he may leave the kill where it fell and return to it later when he is genuinely hunting. even when he is hungry, and has killed in earnest, he may sit beside his prey for ten to fifteen minutes before starting to feed. in these cases the dead bird is usually unmarked, and the hawk seems to be puzzled by it. he nudges it idly with his bill. when blood flows, he feeds at once.


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awwww they're sleeping!
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high on the steep slope of the hill, fieldfares are flying to roost. it is nearly dark. the tall, grizzled pines have a bony serenity. they tower against the skyline of the hill. it seems that beyond them there must be canyons and mist and nothing more. silence hangs from the branches. the air tastes cold and metallic. the peregrine glides up to the trees, like a shadow. he calls once: a sound as final as the clanging of a portcullis. the glaring eyes squint up, and are sheathed in sleep. the hawk puffs out his feathers, looking cuddly and harmless. only the armor-plated legs and the sickled toes do not relax, will never relax in life.

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