PA Peregrine Falcon Cam

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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2022 Season
Season Summary: TBD

March 3, 2022 - Both adults from previous season, 48/AE (female) and 85/AK (male) have been sighted on the ledge, normal behaviors prior to mating have taken place.
March 7, 2022 - First Egg Laid!
March 9, 2022 - Second Egg Laid
March 11, 2022 - Third Egg Laid
March 14, 2022 - Fourth Egg Laid
March 15, 2022 - Fifth Egg Laid!

2021 Season
Season Summary: Four Eggs Laid, Four Eggs Hatch, Two Successful Fledges

February 10, 2021 - Two falcons were seen in a territorial dispute on the ledge
February 24, 2021 - W/V the 18 year old resident male falcon seen on the ledge
March 12, 2021 - Multiple fights witnessed between two males
March 16, 2021 - First Egg of the Season
March 17, 2021 - Confirmed that W/V the long time male Falcon of this nest flew into the side of a building and passed away, likely in mid-air a territorial dispute.
March 18, 2021 - Second Egg Laid
March 21, 2021 - Third Egg Laid
March 24, 2021 - Fourth Egg Laid
April 23, 2021 - First Pip
April 24, 2021 - First Hatch & Second Hatch shortly after
April 26, 2021 - Third Hatch
April 27, 2021 - Four Hatches
May 1, 2021 - Fourth Hatch does not survive
May 18, 2021 - Three Juvenille Falcons are examined, in good health and banded.
June 2, 2021 - Yellow is first to fledge and Green Fledges later that day. Green lands on sidewalk, was released on roof of Rachel Carson State Office Buildling
June 4, 2021 - Red attempts to return to ledge from around the column to the short ledge, he is seriously injured and taken to rehabilitator, but Red did not survive. The falcon was taken to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in compliance with state and federal regulations.

2020 Season
Season Summary: TBD!

March 12, 2020 - First Egg Laid
March 14, 2020 - Second Egg Laid
March 17, 2020 - Third Egg Laid
March 20, 2020 - Fourth Egg Laid
April 19, 2020 - First Hatch
April 20, 2020 - Second Hatch
April 23, 2020 - Third Hatch

2019 Season
Season Summary:
4 eggs laid, 4 hatches, 4 fledges

March 18, 2019 - First egg laid @ 7:28pm Eastern
March 20, 2019 - Second egg laid
March 23, 2019 - Third egg laid
March 25, 2019 - Fourth egg laid
April 25, 2019 - First Hatch
April 25-26, 2019 - Second Hatch
April 26, 2019 - Third Hatch
April 28, 2019 - Fourth Hatch
June, 4, 2019 - First Fledge "Yellow"
June 5, 2019 - Second Fledge "White"
June 6, 2019 - Third Fledge "Blue"
June 7, 2019 - Fourth Fledge "Red"

2018 Season
Season Summary: 4 eggs laid, 4 hatches, 4 fledges

March 13, 2018 - First egg laid
March 16, 2018 - Second egg laid
March 18, 2018 - Third egg laid
March 20, 2018 - Fourth egg laid
April 19, 2018 - First and second hatch
April 21, 2018 - Third hatch
April 22, 2018 - Fourth hatch
May 14, 2018 - Eyasses banded by the PA DEP and the PA Game Commission
May 28, 2018 - First fledge by yellow-banded falcon (watch clip)

2017 Season
Season Summary:
Clutch of four eggs, three hatches, two fledges and one intervention

March 8, 2017 - First egg laid
March 10, 2017 - Second egg laid
March 12, 2017 - Third egg laid
March 15, 2017 - Fourth egg laid
April 16, 2017 - First hatch
April 18, 2017 - Second and third hatch
May 10, 2017 - Banding by the PGC
The cameras were temporarily shut off while the Pennsylvania Game Commission banded the nestlings, during which time it was also determined that the eyasses numbered two males (blue- and red- banded) and one female (white-banded).
May 25, 2017 - First fledge
"Blue" took an accidental first flight, landing on the roof of a nearby building. On May 26, 2017, the Environmental Education Center staff and interns recovered "Blue" and placed him on the nest ledge.
May 26, 2017 - Second fledge
"Red" took his first flight, successfully landing on the nearby Harrisburg University Building and other nearby buildings.
May 27, 2017 - Third fledge & Blue's accident
"White" took her first flight. "Blue" collided with nearby buildings. The young male landed in the street and was subsequently rescued by the falcon watch and rescue volunteers. The volunteers transported "blue" to a nearby wildlife rehabilitator, where it recovered from a concussion.
June 13, 2017 and beyond- "Blue" released and subsequent injuries
"Blue" was returned and released onto the building's roof. After a possible collision with a nearby building, the young falcon became grounded and was rescued and moved to the Red Creed Wildlife Center. It was determined on June 22, 2017, via X-ray that the bird's liver was underdeveloped and may be the root cause of the overall development delays. It was announced on September 8, 2017, that "Blue" will never fully develop and cannot be released into the wild.