As these boxes are installed at a height of 110 metres, the falcons can watch the North Sea from their nests!
If you tire of watching the jellyfish, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has a live cam of one of the deepest exhibits of live corals in the world.
The Philippine coral and all the marine life swimming around are beautiful, if you can take the slightly "Mystery Science Theater 3000" feel to it all. The Golden Dome Miss the old days on campus when bosses didn't breathe down your neck and you could dress any way you dang well pleased? Things could be worse Remember, right now, you could be somewhere much, much worse.
But it is a different story when it pulls its wings and legs close to the body and collects the tail feathers in a perfect aerodynamic shape and plunges vertically towards the ground.
Then it reaches speeds of over 300 kilometres per hour, faster than any other animal in the world.
The owl cams will probably be more active at night.
Just this afternoon I had a look at the cams and saw a Peregrine Falcon snoozing outside the nest box, and both White Storks asleep on the nest. None of this picture-refreshes-every-10-seconds nonsense.
For the 2011 season the site will have live streaming cams on the following Dutch nesting bird species: Little Owl (Steenuil) Eurasian Eagle-owl (Oehoe) White Stork (Ooievaar) Barn Swallow (Boerenzwaluw) Eurasian Nuthatch (Boomklever) Common Kingfisher (IJsvogel) Purple Heron (Purperreiger) Peregrine Falcon (Slechtvalk) The kingfisher, heron and falcons are new for this year, although Common Kingfishers and Peregrine Falcons have been featured on the site before. You don’t have to be fluent in Dutch to click through the clips to see amazing captures from the cams. If you can read Dutch, the written regular updates by species-specific experts are great at explaining what is going on at each nest site.
Remember the time difference (the Netherlands is GMT 1) when you have a look at the cams. If you have the chance, visit the Beleef de Lente site and visit some European nesting birds!
pring is here and so are a pair of peregrine falcons that have made their home on the top of Nuon’s Hemweg power plant to expand their family and raise their chicks.
Peregrine falcons have been nesting there, in the nesting box mounted high on the wall of the tall building, since 2007.
The peregrine falcon feeds almost exclusively on medium-sized birds and strikes its prey in the air, with a clenched claw, stunning or killing it with the impact, then turns to catch it in mid-air.