Every spring, bird enthusiasts flock to their computers to watch the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Peregrine Falcon camera, which is focused on a nest high atop the Providence skyline. The camera's video stream just came back online this week and we expect eggs any day.
fyi - Based on past years' video, falcon eggs take about 5 weeks to hatch.
This week, Audubon posted this update:
March 28, 2023
Welcome to the 2023 nesting season - eggs should be coming any day now! Can you see the "scrape" in the nestbox? This depression is where the eggs will rest.
This year's pair is unbanded for the sixth year in a row - so it is impossible to confirm if they are the same pair from last year. However, the adult Peregrine Falcons that utilize this nest box usually have enough year-round food in their territory, allowing them to stay in the state instead of migrating south each winter. So, it is possible that the 2023 pair are the same birds that nested here as last year.
photo: Getty Images Source & Video: Audubon Society of Rhode Island