Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon

These iconic falcons have slowly re-established in Virginia after their decimation decades ago from pesticides. This pair of young adults considered nesting under the Chickahominy river bridge, close to the James River. Inge suspects that too much human attention frightened them off. Hopefully, they found a more secluded location to breed.

Despite much persecution in the past, Peregrine Falcons find human constructions make fine nesting places. In the breeding season you can watch a pair raising chicks via a camera link on the top of a high rise building in downtown Richmond, VA.

By Roger Gosden

British-born scientist specializing in reproduction & embryology. Career as professor & research director spanned from Cambridge to Cornell's Weill Medical College in NYC. Married to Lucinda Veeck Gosden, embryologist for the first successful IVF team in America. Retired early to Williamsburg, Virginia, to write and recover from 'nature deficit disorder'. Currently a visiting scholar at William & Mary.

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