This Adorable Live-Stream Lets You Watch Collins Street's Peregrine Falcons 24/7
A feathered duo has kept a nest atop 367 Collins Street since 1991 — and you can watch chicks hatch there each year.
The past 18 months or so haven't been a golden time for much, but the pandemic has been great for watching animal live-streams. Are your pets asleep? Don't have any furry four-legged companions of your own? Just like watching adorable critters all day, everyday, because who doesn't? Thanks to zoos and aquariums around Australia and beyond, there's always something to peer at. And, that applies whether you have minutes, hours or days to lose to cute creatures, or you'd just like to check in on them every now and then. You can even keep them on your screen all day long if that's what'll brighten your mood.
Melburnians — or anyone interested in the city's bird life — currently have something special to watch, too. This live-stream isn't actually new, but it's particularly relevant at this time of year. Thanks to a camera on 367 Collins Street in the CBD, you can train your peepers on two peregrine falcons nesting outside the building. You can give them a squiz any time you like, but if you do so from August onwards each year (aka now), you'll see them lay and hatch their chicks.
At the moment, the eggs are already there, so you'll spy a whole lot of sitting atop them as the feathered couple waits for them to hatch. To give them, head to the Mirvac building's website. For those visiting the structure itself, the CCTV footage of the falcons is also on display in the foyer.
This nest comes with quite the history, too, as peregrine falcons have been making nests at 367 Collins Street since 1991. This is actually the only known peregrine falcon nesting site within the Melbourne CBD, which obviously makes it extra special.
Check out the live-stream below:
Published on September 20, 2021 by Sarah Ward