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For the Birds: Live Cam Shows Falcons Nesting 50 Stories Over Atlanta

With traffic flowing below, peregrine falcons take over planter on SunTrust Plaza balcony.

Peregrine falcons are expected to nest at SunTrust Plaza through May. Georgia DNR
Peregrine falcons are expected to nest at SunTrust Plaza through May. Georgia DNR

Georgia has fallen in love with live nest cameras this spring.

First there was the pair of bald eagles raising their young on the campus of Berry College, then the red-shouldered hawks with their four babies near a Peachtree Corners office building.

Make some live-streaming room for the peregrine falcons nesting on a SunTrust Plaza balcony, 50 stories above Atlanta, with interstate traffic seen in the distance.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the falcons have been nesting in a large planter on the balcony and its eyas — or young — hatched a couple of weeks ago. Live-streaming began soon afterward.

The DNR said the camera is usually up from March through May. “This year, however, the falcons switched their nesting sites twice, causing delays in setting up the camera,” the agency said in a press release.

You can see the video attached to this article or on the DNR website. Also, chat about the birds on our Ustream channel, on Facebook and Twitter @ #falconcam2014.

Learn more about the falcons here

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David Brown May 02, 2014 at 08:41 AM
Octo, why did you feel the need to use a vulgarity when you know it violates Patch's Terms of Use? Just wondering.
Octo Slash May 04, 2014 at 09:28 AM
Because I thought it would be funny.

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