2 May 2022
I would like to introduce you to a special falcon nest in Poland. There is a link below where you can also find the home page for the Polish falcon project. It talks about the huge effort to reintroduce the falcons – that were once plentiful all over Poland – back to the country after their demise. The nest I chose to show you is very different from any falcon nests that you might have seen.
We are used to seeing falcons in a scrape box or using a cliff ledge but this family uses a normal twig nest. It is believed that it was once used by a pair of White-tail Eagles.
The nest is located in the Forestry District Barlinek.
Between 2001-06, twenty-three falcons were released in this area. It was hoped that some of the birds would resettle and raise their families here. The male at the nest is Borek and the female is Zdenka. There is some understanding that the male may be related to falcons released in the forest.
This is the link to the Dolina Baryczy cam:
If you go to peregrinus.pl at the top you will see ‘Home Web Cam’. If you click on that tab you will see a listing of many, many falcon cams all over Poland. Have some fun checking them out!
I will be doing a nest check much later today. At the National Arboretum, DC9 was banded this morning. The bander believes the chick to be a male. I will have information on that event and a check in to see how the Denton Homes adults are doing.
Thank you for joining me this morning. Enjoy the cute little falcons! Take care. See you soon.
Thank you to Peregrinus Poland for their streaming cam at the Dolina Baryczy nest where I took my video clip and my screen captures.