Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Falcon Cam: "Tower Girl" Thrills

Photo collage courtesy of UT-A
Check out the newest "Longhorn" at the University of Texas! "Tower Girl" swoops around campus before returning to her nesting box where she can be viewed by the world thanks to the school's falcon cam. The fastest bird, and one of the fastest animals, on the planet, Tower Girl feasts on the many doves, pigeons, and grackles on campus. Austin, TX is at the outer edge of peregrine falcon breeding territory. The male falcon visits in late winter and early spring so we may see some action here. Click the link to open the cam: Falcon Cam

American Kestrel, a small falcon
(Photo by Jeanette Larson)
Read other Bird Brainz posts on falcons by clicking: Peregrine Spring and The Hawk of the Castle