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Offline The Peregrine Chick

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Rachel Carson State Office Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


   
(photos: building from SkyScraperCenter & DEP; nest from FritzHaeg.com)

The Rachel Carson State Office Building was built in 1990.  It has 17 storeys, is 70 m high and built in the modernist style.  The building is home to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Department of Environmental Protection first became interested in the Harrisburg peregrine falcons in 1996 when they learned a male falcon was flying over the city. The DEP, knowing the nature of the falcons, promptly put a nesting tray on the fifteenth floor of their building with hopes the male would return with a mate and find a comfortable home in the nesting tray. 

webcam link: https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/EnvironmentalEducation/PAFalcon/Pages/default.aspx  * new link
Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/FalconChatter


Resident Pairs & Offspring:
  • 2018 - Lil Dad & Niecey - 4 chicks
  • 2017 - Lil Dad & Niecey - 3 chicks - 2 males, 1 gender undetermined
  • 2016 - Lil Dad & Niecey - 3 chicks - 2 males, 1 female
  • 2015 - Lil Dad & Niecey - 3 chicks - 3 females
  • 2014 - Lil Dad & Niecey - 4 chicks - 2 males, 2 females
  • 2013 - Lil Dad & Niecey - 4 chicks - 1 male, 3 females
  • 2012 - Lil Dad & NG - 2 chicks - 2 males
  • 2011 - Lil Dad & NG - 1 chick - 1 male
  • 2010 - Lil Dad & Mom - 3 chicks - 3 males
  • 2009 - Lil Dad & Mom - 5 chicks - 1 male, 4 females
  • 2008 - Lil Dad & Mom - 4 chicks - 3 females, 1 gender undetermined
  • 2007 - Lil Dad & Mom - 4 chicks - 2 males, 2 females
  • 2006 - Lil Dad & Mom - 5 chicks - 2 males, 3 females
  • 2005 - Lil Dad & Mom - 3 chicks - 1 male, 2 females
  • 2004 - Carson & Mom - 4 chicks - 1 male, 3 females
  • 2003 - Carson & Mom - 4 chicks - 2 males, 2 females
  • 2002 - Carson & Mom - 4 chicks - 2 males, 2 females
  • 2001 - Carson & Mom - 4 chicks - 1 male, 3 females
  • 2000 - Carson & Mom - 4 chicks - 2 males, 2 females



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Re: PA / Harrisburg - Rachel Carson Building - 2019 / ? & ?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 00:08 »
Apparently last year Lil Dad and Niecey turned up at the nest site mid- to late January.