Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Falconcam turbulence?

Hi All,

I just want to make everyone aware of a few changes to the falconcam. First, we plan to return the inward pointing camera as soon as possible and regain our two perspectives of these birds. Second, for a number of reasons we will be changing our broadcast mode for this stream and using a free online streaming provider. Some of the drawbacks are that the streaming quality may be reduced and we may face other issues that we have not faced during our trial period. A second drawback is that now our stream will be subject to advertisements. This is disappointing to us because we have been able to maintain the stream without advertisements until now and we feel that ads change the experience.

Thanks so much for enjoying the BRI Peregrinecam and we are pleased to keep this exciting project going. Many thanks for all of your support.

All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute

Friday, November 6, 2009

Falcons tend the nest box.

In recent weeks the falcons, both male and female, have been visiting the nest. This continued territoriality is not common among all falcons. Some falcons have forsaken their breeding territories some time ago to begin an annual migration south before returning next spring.

The fact that the birds on the BRIperegrinecam remain suggests that they are finding ample food. I wonder what they are eating, I hope that we can uncover some feeding preferences of these birds throughout the year. What do you see the falcons eating?

Until next time,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institute.