The 2016 Peregrine Falcon Breeding Season Live Broadcast utilizes a 3MP webcam located at the Jackson County Towers Building. For best results, a browser that supports HTML5 (e.g., Internet Explorer 11, or Safari 5) and Adobe Flash version 11.2 (or later) are required.
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2016 Live Broadcasting Highlights
- Fifth egg hatched the morning of May 3rd
- Fourth egg hatched the evening of May 2nd
- Third egg hatched the morning of May 2nd
- Second egg hatched the evening of May 1st
- First egg hatched the morning of May 1st, but did not survive
- Fifth egg was revealed the morning of March 30th
- Fourth egg was laid the afternoon of March 26th
- Third egg was laid the afternoon of March 24th
- Second egg was laid the afternoon of March 22nd
- First egg was laid the morning of March 20th
- Big Red and Chayton made their first Live Stream appearances on March 7, 2016 at 1:22 pm
Peregrine falcons, "Big Red" and "Chayton" Historical Information
- "Big Red" (Black/Red 33/K) and "Chayton" (Black/Green C/57) began breeding atop the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 West Michigan Avenue, in 2010 after a two-year effort of Chairman James "Steve" Shotwell to add pea gravel to their nesting location.
- Over the past six years, “Big Red” laid twenty-two (22) eggs, of those seventeen (17) chicks fledged.
- The peregrine falcon chicks were banded by the DNR, and named by Citizen Patriot/MLive Readers:
- (2010) Jackson (60/M), Ella (79/Y) and Ernie (61/M)
- (2011) Betty (36/X), Rose (37/X) and Sparky (14/P)
- (2012) Liberty (07/P), Justice (08/P), Freedom (09/P) and Grace (06/P)
- (2013) Millie (80/U), Cascade (E/12), Coney (79/U) and Tower (81/U)
- (2014) Matilda (C\33), Viking (C\34) and Titan (C\32)
- (2015) Walt (P/32), Bisbee (E/13), Comet (E/14) and Roxy (83/U)