Peregrine falcons nesting atop UMass library; webcam live-streaming the birds

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
AMHERST - You know it's spring when a pair of peregrine falcons take up residence at the Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts.

This year, the falcons have four eggs their waiting to hatch. Library staff say they expect the eggs to hatch in the next few days.

If the pair hatch chicks, it will be the twelfth year in a row, Du Bois has hosted baby falcons.A webcam is live-streaming the falcons thanks to the UMass Amherst Facilities Planning Division, the Office of Information Technology, the Libraries' Systems and Web Management Department, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Friends of the Libraries.