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Ronbo

Falcon and Amtrak Train

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I usually view a live cam every spring to watch Peregrine Falcons hatch and raise their young. It is situated on a ledge upon the Rachel Carson building, and looks down at the Harrisburg train station.

I grabbed a few screen shots yesterday and thought I would share. Sort of Amtrak related!

 

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Just chilling, waiting for my train.

 

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Oops, there goes my westbound #43, missed it again!!!

 

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Oh well, tomorrow is another day and another train.

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I'll have to alert my mother to this webcam - she is an avid birder and loves watching the nesting webcams in spring.

I am an avid birder also. Definitely have her check it out. They show various views of the ledge, and close ups of the nesting area.

 

http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/default.htm

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Since a peregrine falcon can stoop at 200 mph, I think it just might be able to catch #43, even if the train got a bit of a head start. ;-)

They used to nest on a building near the place I worked in DC. The falcon building's janitor said every other day or so he would clean up pigeon carcasses from the sidewalk.

Talk about a target rich environment...

And even though they caused him a good amount of extra work it sounded like the janitor was pretty proud of "his" falcons.

 

 

... Peregrine Falcons hatch and raise their young. ... Sort of Amtrak related!

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Just chilling, waiting for my train.

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Oops, there goes my westbound #43, missed it again!!!

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Oh well, tomorrow is another day and another train.

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I'll have to alert my mother to this webcam - she is an avid birder and loves watching the nesting webcams in spring.

I know that it's been quite some time since my original post here, but I was wondering if you ever told your mother about the webcam?There is a lot of activity going on right now.

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