Nyacks Favorite Peregrine Falcons Again Nest Atop Tappan Zee Bridge

Dated: 05/09/2018

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A perennial favorite, Nyack’s nesting pair of falcons have laid their last brood of eggs atop the old Tappan Zee Bridge this spring. The live feed cam has been down so they can’t be watched as in years gone bye.  The part of the bridge they are currently nesting on will not be dismantled until the chicks leave the nest this summer. The male falcon has discovered the new nesting box on the new bridge. This gives experts hope that they will return next year and use the new nesting box. A web cam will be placed at the new nest site on the southern face of the east bound span closest to Westchester. The new nest is 400 feet above the Hudson approximately 150 feet higher than the old one. Once almost extinct due to DDT pesticide use, peregrine falcons have made a remarkable comeback and can be seen nesting on skyscrapers and bridges throughout the New York area. The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth and can reach speeds of 200 mph in a hunting dive. Their prey is exclusively birds with pigeons being a local favorite. They swoop from great heights hitting the wing of their intended meal to disable the bird yet not injure themselves. The larger female will lay 3-4 eggs in March and the chicks will hatch approximately 30 days later.

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Paul Bambara

My love of the real estate business began when I first started investing in residential and commercial properties in 1982. I found that my life-long residency of Rockland County, my eight years on the....

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