High above the streets of Rochester, is a nest box occupied by two Peregrine Falcons, Beauty and her mate Dot.ca. Nine cameras give you an up close and personal view into the fascinating world of these falcons as they raise their young and prepare them for life on their own. This past year Beauty and Dot.ca welcomed four young falcons into the world: three males, named Lakota, Phoenix, and Jupiter; plus a female named Donna. All four successfully fledged. Unfortunately within a week of fledging, Donna was found deceased in the Cornhill neighborhood. In early August Jupiter was found walking on the ground. It was determined he had a shoulder injury, and he is recovering with a wildlife rehabilitator. Later that month Phoenix was found with a spinal injury and had to be euthanized. While these losses are disheartening, it reminds us how difficult life is in the wild, especially for a young Peregrine Falcon. Meanwhile we rejoice every time Lakota is seen with his parents in the Rochester area.
A program of Genesee Valley Audubon Society, the Rfalconcam captures high quality photos and streams live video 24/7. Join thousands of students, parents, grandparents and neighbors as they enjoy watching Rfalconcam. Genesee Valley Audubon Society is dedicated to environmental stewardship, conservation of natural habitats and community outreach through education focusing on bird species found throughout the Genesee Valley in western New York State. Rfalconcam provides a means to educate the public about one of the world's most fascinating birds, the Peregrine falcon.
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