A male gray whale found early last month has been anchored near Brooks Island and spotted by boaters coming into the Berkeley Marina.
A record number of voters participated in a contest to name UC Berkeley’s new male peregrine falcon.
Vote by Sunday to give UC Berkeley’s New Guy a new name. The falcon has been courting Annie since Grinnell was found dead last month.
Just hours after her mate Grinnell’s death on March 31, Annie welcomed a new male falcon to the nest.
“We are all deeply saddened to report that Grinnell was found dead in downtown Berkeley this afternoon.”
Peregrine falcons are not known to just disappear for a week and then return. But defying the odds, Annie has returned to her nest.
Annie, the campus’s longtime female peregrine falcon, hasn’t been seen for more than a week.
A drone flown irresponsibly on the Cal campus recently agitated Annie, one of the campus’ longtime peregrine falcons.
Watch all the action in the nest at the top of the Campanile.
A restoration project on the Berkeley-Albany border on Monday was part of an effort to create a space for people to enjoy the creekside while establishing greater biodiversity.
Longtime UC Berkeley peregrine falcon couple Annie and Grinnell appear to have reunited after Annie courted the male falcon who injured her mate.
Annie, “queen of the Campanile,” hasn’t ruled out a new life with the rival male peregrine that injured Grinnell, her longtime mate, last month.