High atop Wilmington, Delaware’s Brandywine Building, literally nested on the 19th floor, resident peregrine falcons, CJ and Red Girl tend to their chicks. See?
At first, enthusiasts can watch as the chicks are constantly guarded by one of the two parents.
“The next few weeks, as the chicks grow, the Falcon Cam will offer a fantastic opportunity to see these magnificent avian predators up close in their own home – nature’s own must-see TV,” said Anthony Gonzon, a biologist at the Division of Fish and Wildlife. “So tune in today and don’t miss it.”
These chicks are part of the growing number of peregrine falcons’ climbing numbers, bringing the species back from the brink of extinction. They were removed from the list of endangered species in 1999.
According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, peregrine falcons historically nested on cliffs. But in recent years, they’ve adapted and began nesting on the ledges of tall buildings and bridges.
The First State’s plays home to four pairs of falcons. But it’s this pair, and their clutch of four hatchlings, and one still on the way, which has caught the attention of web-voyeurs everywhere.