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Category : Australia

Melbourne CBD falcon update

Like many,  I’ve been following with interest the progress of this years clutch of Peregrine Falcon chicks on the Mirvac tower at Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district.  As seen on the live webcam four chicks were hatched at the end of September with three of the chicks now fledged.   Sadly as of 12th November the fourth chick is now dead.   Watching over recent days it was clear that this chick wasn’t progressing as well as its elder siblings,  […]

Watching over Melbourne

The Peregrines progress From the Melbourne CBD webcam on the Mirvac Tower, Collins Street. The four peregrine falcon chicks are thriving with one of the chicks, I guess we should now call them juveniles, making its first flight this morning, 8th November.  The remaining chicks are likely to fly over the next day or two with plenty of practice wing stretching and flapping activity going on. For those not familiar with the city, the scene here is looking south over […]

The falcons progress.

The Chicks thriving An update to the progress of Melbourne’s CBD Peregrine falcons.  I’ve found it fascinating to check in on the live webcam and see the daily development of the four chicks as they go from tiny down covered hatchlings huddled under one of the parents,  to now being too large to allow for the adult to brood over.  (I assume that’s the correct terminology) Happily, to this point, all four chicks appear to be thriving with their flight […]

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Melbourne’s CBD Falcons

Since 1991, a pair of Peregrine Falcons has been observed in a nest on the rooftop of the 33 level office tower at 367 Collins Street the only known peregrine falcon nesting site within Melbourne’s Central Business District. Public interest in Melbourne’s high flying residents led to the installation of a CCTV with a live internet stream and a purpose-designed nesting box/platform.   The current breeding pair recently hatched three chicks,  a welcome distraction for the people of Melbourne who’ve been […]

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Winter in Australia

A snow-covered road to Victoria’s Lake Mountain, outside Melbourne, is a timely reminder that parts of Australia don’t always comply with the preconceived image

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