Eagle Cam, meet Falcon Cam!

April 5, 2011

First it was dogs, now it’s birds. I seem to tune into NPR’s “All Things Considered” and find myself listening to animal-related stories that somehow have a connection to our own Evanston library. On April 1st, I posted a link to a story about Monty the Yale Library therapy dog which brought to mind our “Tail Waggin’ Tutors” program at North Branch. Today I caught Melissa Block’s story about the bald eagle family in Decorah, Iowa whose nesting and chick-raising activities have been viewed so far by 11 million people thanks to a very high quality sound and video cam mounted on a tree limb just above the nest.

Eagle Cam, meet Falcon Cam. Right here at our very own public library, we have a 24/7 watch on the beautiful peregrine falcons that have nested here on a sheltered ledge outside our 3rd floor reference room every spring since 2004. This year Nona and Squawker have returned and are tending three eggs (so far) in their minimalist nest.

I just posted a comment on the NPR site with a link to our Falcon Cam, so maybe we’ll get a mention on air tomorrow (one can always dream, right?).  

Barbara L.

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