Peregrine falcon web cam
The Telus tower in Red Deer has been used for years by nesting Peregrine Falcons. Normally, peregrines nest on steep cliffs but they also can use tall buildings for their nesting sites.
Their nests consist of only a scrape in the ground. They generally lay three to four eggs, but rarely have as many as five or six. The eggs are 53mm X 41mm and are laid at two-to-three day intervals.
Most of the incubation is done by the female but the male will help out. Incubation doesn't start until the second or third egg is laid and lasts 28-29 days for a single egg.
At this time, the male will bring food to the nest. Once hatched, the eyasses (as baby peregrines are called) will be closely brooded and fed for the first 14 days by the female. After that he will feed the young if she is absent.
Young begin to feather at 18 days and exercise their wings at 21 days. Mom and dad tear off bits of prey to feed the eyasses but later on the eyasses will tear up the prey themselves.
They fly at 35-42 days but will stay with the adults for another two months.