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Mid-Hudson Bridge Falcon Nest

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2013 Viewing the Nest

This camera provides time-lapse images of the nest box located on the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Images are available at 10 minute intervals. This imagery is courtesy of the New York State Bridge Authority.

2012 Nesting Summary:

Eggs were laid in this nest in late March. Three chicks hatched about 31 days later. At about twenty days of age, they were banded by biologists from the NYCDEP and NYSDEC. All three were male, and appeared healthy. This is the 16th year this bridge has been used by nesting peregrines. It is believed all three chicks fomr 2012 fledged, bringing the total fledglings produced at this location to 44.

2011 Nesting Summary:

This nest had four eggs last spring. Three chicks (eyasses) hatched. Three female chicks were banded May 24, 2011 and the one unhatched egg was removed from the nest box. The three week old chicks were checked for general condition and appeared healthy. Read and learn about the importance of banding young peregrine falcons. This was the 15th year the bridge has been used, and a total of 41 young have been fledged from this site. The same female has been using this nest box for several years.

Previous Years

In 2010, two falcons fledged from this site. One falcon fledged from the bridge in 2009 and three fledged in 2008.