Date: 5/25/18 3:52 pm From: Sue Hannon <sbhannon...> Subject: Dauphin County, Harrisburg Peregrine Falcons
Re: Falcon Watch and Rescue
While Harrisburg's peregrine chicks are still several days shy of the average fledging age for this site, the adults were seen attempting to entice them from the ledge yesterday afternoon. The chicks' feathers are filling in fast, and their behavioral indicators show they are very near fledging. So the off-hours watch will go into effect tomorrow at noon and will run until about June 4, possibly longer depending on how fledging progresses.
Fledging time provides a great opportunity to see peregrine falcons at pretty close range. The next week should offer some terrific chances to witness and photograph aerial food exchanges, falcons stooping to hunt or chasing eagles and other birds of prey out of the area, and plenty of fascinating juvenile antics. The annual show is almost ready to begin, so bring your lawn chairs, binoculars, and cameras and join us on the lawn across the street from the Carson Building for a front row seat!
Volunteers are still needed for this year's Falcon Watch. If you are interested in participating, please let me know.