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LIVE VIDEO: Peregrine Falcons Nesting at UMass

(Photo Courtesy: UMass Libraries)

(Photo Courtesy: UMass Libraries)

AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — A pair of Peregrine Falcons have once again called Amherst their home.

For the twelfth year, the two falcons have made a nest and laid eggs atop the W.E.B. Du Bois Library on the UMass Amherst campus.

It appears, at this point, that none of the four eggs in the nest have yet hatched.

To mark the occassion, the UMass Libraries has launched a live web-cam. There, you can view live video of the falcons brooding their eggs and caring for their hatchlings

  • CLICK HERE to watch LIVE video from a desktop computer
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The camera is made possible by the UMass Amherst Facilities Planning Division, the Office of Information Technology, the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, the Libraries’ Systems and Web Management Department, and the Friends of the Libraries.

Each Spring, once chicks hatch, officials with UMass MassWildlife head up to the top of the 26 story building and band the chicks.

Since the nest box was installed in 2003, the federally endangered Peregrine Falcons have been successfully reintroduced into Western Massachusetts.

As the season progresses, you can also follow the latest news on the falcons on Twitter:

For more information on peregrine falcons, you can click here.

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