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Durand The Falcon Lays Second Egg

As of yesterday morning, Durand the Peregrine Falcon has laid its second egg!

In 1970, peregrine falcons were placed on the endangered species list by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. To save the lives of these gorgeous birds, the Midwest Peregrine Falcon Restoration Project was placed into effect. Over a four-year period, 46 falcons were released into Akron, Cleveland, and Columbus.

Thanks to these efforts, the peregrine falcon was eventually bumped up to “threatened” as opposed being on the “endangered” list. To help people and scientists better understand their behavior the live peregrine cam was started. Nestled 41 floors above the ground on the Rhodes State Office Tower of downtown Columbus is the nest of Durand, a happy new mama bird of two eggs and the star of her very own reality show.

The camera stays on Durand and her new baby eggs 24/7 so you can catch all of the all the mama falcon drama as it unfolds.

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