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Mid-Hudson Bridge Falcon Nest

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Above shows time-lapse images of a nest box located on the Mid-Hudson Bridge.
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~ This imagery is courtesy of the New York State Bridge Authority.

2017 marks the 21st year that this bridge has been used for nesting, and 58 young have been produced!

2017 Nesting Summary:

As of 27 April 2017, four eggs were laid. All four young were hatched. The four young, three males and one female, were banded on 8 May 2017.

2016 Nesting Summary:

As of 28 March 2016, four eggs were laid, two of which young were hatched. The two young, one male and one female, were banded on 10 May 2016.

2015 Nesting Summary:

As of 31 March 2015, four eggs were laid, three of which young were hatched. The three young, two males and one female, were banded on 26 May 2015, while one unsuccessful egg was collected.

2014 Nesting Summary:

Out of four eggs laid, two young hatched on May 2 and May 5, respectively. The two young, a male and a female, were banded at approximately 20 days old on May 22, 2014. On June 27, the young fledged and left the next box.

2013 Nesting Summary:

Three young hatched in this nest and were banded on May 29, 2013. These three chicks bring the total number of fledglings produced at this nest to 47.

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. It is believed all three chicks from 2012 fledged.

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. 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.