A contest to name the chicks began Friday. Less than a month ago, they hatched in their gravel nest box; now they are nearly full-sized and eating plenty of pigeon meat.
Three downy peregrine falcon chicks have emerged from their eggshells in a nest atop the Campanile. The fourth egg is likely not viable.
At the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden, part of a redwood sheared off and flattened a buckeye.
Lou is a “rock star,” both as a new mate for Annie and as a dad-to-be, Cal Falcons reports.
Seven finalists have been chosen in a contest to name the new peregrine falcon at the top of UC Berkeley’s Campanile.
Annie, the 9-year-old falcon atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile, lost her longtime mate Grinnell last year. His successor, Alden, is likely also gone. But plucky Annie’s found a third bird to love.
Annie, UC Berkeley’s longtime female peregrine falcon, is nearing her seventh breeding season.
It appears she was attacked by a red-shouldered hawk; there is a hawk nest near where Lindsay was found.
“We are all deeply saddened to report that Grinnell was found dead in downtown Berkeley this afternoon.”
As of Saturday afternoon, two falcon chicks had hatched successfully. Watch the Cal Falcons live Q&A session and watch party, also held Saturday.
California’s state flower and trees were the inspiration for the names of the chicks everybody — well, nearly everybody — loves to watch.
With three fluffy chicks now in the sky-high nest, the couple who manage the Cal Falcon social project answer questions about what to expect next.