Friday, April 27, 2007

An Easter Walk in San Jose Finds New Life

During an Easter Walk in downtown San Jose last weekend, I saw signs at the top floor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Library which said "San Jose falcons vista this way." I've heard about the falcons but had never seen them yet. Well, try as I might, I couldn't spot them from the library window.

Thanks to technology and the great folks at City Hall and at the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group, we can all see the new life springing up atop San Jose's City Hall.

Since last spring, two peregrine falcons have made the new San Jose City Hall their home. This year, the two falcons, named "Jose" and "Clara" by City Hall employees, have been tending three eggs which will be ready to hatch sometime this weekend.

Read more about the falcons here and watch them and the hatching on the 24-hour Falcon Cam!

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