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Richmond Falcon Cam

FledgeWatch Day 2 Updates:

  • June 12th, 2024

Update 1:

As of approximately 11:30 am we have been able to positively identify all three fledglings (Red, Yellow, and Blue) in various locations within proximity to Riverfront.

At the time of this writing (12:00 pm) both Red and Blue are currently perched on the Towne Bank building. Yellow was the first bird detected this morning on the First National Bank Building. From there it flew towards the Bank of America building where it perched for about an hour prior to taking flight once more to a location out of staff view.

We’ve detected prey deliveries to all three juveniles thus far and will continue to provide updates as we have them.

Update 2:

We are happy to report that Day 2 of FledgeWatch proved to be incredibly successful. Red spent a good portion of the early afternoon on the Towne Bank sign with his brother, Blue, perched just above him on the roof of the same building. Red eventually took flight and after a few circles around the plaza, was detected atop the HCA building just across the street from Riverfront Plaza.

At around 1:00 pm Yellow was observed flying towards the Towne Bank building, where she ultimately landed. She stayed in place here for a few minutes before taking flight again moving between the First National Bank building and the Virginia Lottery building before ultimately landing on one of the Truist signs where her mother delivered a meal to her. Each fledgling demonstrated successful flight and landing capabilities at various points during our monitoring today and as such, we are feeling optimistic that their skills on the wing will only continue to improve. Following these detections, we wrapped up our observation session by 2:30 pm.

With all three juveniles accounted for, this year’s FledgeWatch has officially concluded! We are incredibly grateful to the staff at Parmenter, the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority, Davenport & Co, and the Federal Reserve who graciously granted us assistance or access to their buildings these past two days. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to acquire a much-needed bird’s-eye view of the downtown Richmond landscape that proved critical to the success of our monitoring efforts!